With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise globally, many were wondering if Disney would consider a hybrid release for Marvel’s upcoming “Eternals” movie. Disney has had success with releasing several films like Jungle Cruise and Black Widow in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access for an additional fee. This past weekend Marvel released Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings exclusively in theaters and all eyes were on the box office numbers to see how well the movie performed and how Disney would move forward with “Eternals.”
Shang Chi ended up smashing box office expectations delivering an estimated $132.3 million globally on opening weekend. Because of the film’s success, “Eternals” will move forward with a planned exclusive 45-day theatrical release, just like Shang-Chi. The film will premiere exclusively in theaters on November 5, 2021.
Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.
Cast includes Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena. Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman.
The film is directed by Chloé Zhao.
You can watch a trailer for “Eternals” below:
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse