Trivia for The Eternals
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- Kevin Feige described the film as an "ancient aliens" story: "All of these myths and legends that we know from ancient times, were they inspired by the Eternals?"
- Richard Madden is the eighth Game of Thrones (2011) actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Hannah John-Kamen in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick in Iron Fist (2017), Iwan Rheon in Inhumans (2017), Peter Dinklage in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Natalie Dormer and David Bradley in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).
- Millie Bobby Brown denied having a role in the film.
- In the comics Ajak, Makkari and Sprite are males; in the movie, they're females.
- Makkari who will be portray by Lauren Ridloff will be the first superhero who's deaf in the film.
- Dong-seok Ma's first American movie.
- It's the twenty-fifth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- This film will be partly shot on 16mm Ektachrome film.
- This is the second comic-book feature for Angelina Jolie (after Wanted (2008)) and Brian Tyree Henry (after Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)).
- This is Angelina Jolie's second comic-book feature after Wanted (2008).
- Gemma Chan who's playing Sersi in the film as the hero also played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel (2019) who's the villain.
- In April 2018, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige stated that the studio was actively developing a film based on the Marvel comic book series Eternals, created by Jack Kirby, to release in their Phase Four slate of films. Marvel had met with multiple screenwriters, and was believed to be focusing on the character Sersi. Marvel set Matthew and Ryan Firpo to write the script a month later, with their outline including a love story between the characters Sersi and Ikaris. In June, Feige said Marvel was interested in exploring the "ancient aliens kind of sci-fi trope" of the Eternals being the inspiration for myths and legends throughout the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Marvel considered The Eternals to be a "perfect transition" into its next phase of films along with projects such as Captain Marvel (2019), as it allowed the studio to cast a diverse group of actors to portray the various Eternals. In February 2019, Feige reiterated that Marvel was interested in the characters due to Kirby's "immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years" in the comics; because they wanted to create more ensemble films "from the start" like Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), rather than building up to an ensemble crossover as they did with The Avengers (2012); and to introduce "characters that the majority of the world has never heard of" as they did with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers.
- In March 2019, reports started circulating that the film was expected to feature Marvel Studios' first gay superhero. At San Diego Comic Con in July, producer Kevin Feige confirmed that the film will include an LGBTQ character. it was also announced at Comic Con that Tessa Thompson's Valkyrie will be bisexual in the fourth Thor film, Love and Thunder, but that won't be released until 2021, so Eternals will be the first MCU film to include a gay superhero.
- Kumail Nanjiani went on a strict low carb diet & exercise routine by working out with Grant Roberts, a trainer and former Mr. Canada. Nanjiani would work out five days a week for 3 months straight at Granite Gym in Beverly Hills. His goal was to gain 20 pounds of muscle, wearing wires for electronic stimulation that would help target muscles.
- Thanos is a member of the Eternals. This film will delve into the history of his race.
- Since the Eternals are inspired by Greco-Roman mythology, the Marvel mythological hero Hercules appears in the roster of Eternals for this film.