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?"
- Kit Harrington and Richard Madden are the eighth and ninth Game of Thrones (2011) actors 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 portrayed 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.
- Gemma Chan who's playing Sersi in the film as a hero also played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel (2019) who's a 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 2022, 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.
- Production was temporarily interrupted by a WW2 bomb scare on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura.
- The cast and crew were evacuated from the Canary Islands set in November 2019 due to the discovery of a still active bomb from a Nazi base that was found near the set. Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden were present on set and eventually evacuated.
- The first Marvel Cinematic Universe film that Stan Lee does not serve as Executive Producer on.
- According to Kumail Nanjiani, Chloé Zhao uses practical effects for the film and didn't do very much green screen.
- Takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019)
- The film was set to be released on November 6, 2020 in the United States. But when the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic began to affect the film industry including attendance at movie theaters, the film's release was moved to February 12, 2021. The release dates of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four films were all subsequently affected with Disney shifting later release dates for those films. This began with "Black Widow", which was set for release on May 1, 2020 but was moved to the November 6, 2020 date.
- Thanos is a member of the Eternals. This film will delve into the history of his race.