Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are currently enduring/suffering through the longest gap in between theatrical releases in a decade. With all filming halted and movie theaters closed due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the MCU will not have the chance to debut any new material until Fall 2020.
Before the shutdown, Marvel's first major productions of Phase 4 were already in their final stages of production as the studio prepared to release them to the public. Thanks to Disney and Marvel's massive schedule change, both the cast and crew for these movies now have an unusually long time to wait to see their work on the big screen. Another confirmation of this fact came in a recent social media post from one of the MCU's newest stars.
In a new video from Twitter user @purple_dwagon, actor Kit Harington confirmed the status of Marvel Studios' The Eternals. The video shows a conversation with a fan who won the opportunity to chat with Harington, and the Game of Thrones alum revealed what he knows about the second Phase 4 theatrical release with this quote:
Well [The Eternals] is done, that's filmed. It's just, God knows what happened... or what's going on with it, I have no idea. I don't know what's happening with anything right now.
WHAT THIS MEANS
It has been known for months that principal photography for The Eternals was completed back in early February 2020, and this news from the Black Knight actor just confirms what most fans already knew. The film will not release in theaters for over eight months, which leaves plenty of time for the film to completely finish production as the visual effects artists complete their work remotely from home.
This is undoubtedly a strange times for moviegoers and actors alike, and Kit Harington is in the middle of the madness just as much as all of his costars and fans. The Eternals is rumored to have a number of exciting plot details connected to the entire MCU, and it will introduce more new characters in one movie than maybe any in the MCU's extensive history. Marvel Studios' twenty-fifth feature film is set to release in theaters on February 12, 2021.