While Marvel Studios (along with Sony Pictures) is riding high on the impending release of its latest theatrical effort Spider-Man: No Way Home, it was not all that long ago when the world had its eyes trained on Eternals. The MCU epic saw a group of eternal beings grow as they were housed on Earth watching humanity flourish into what it would become.
The film may have received lackluster reviews upon release, but a contingent of Eternals die-hards have made themselves known in the weeks since the film's debut. Many have fallen in love with various characters from the project's ensemble including Kumail Nanjiani's Kingo, Barry Keoghan's Druig, and Kit Harington's Dane Whitman.
Now, more than a month since the Eternals hit theater screens, the movie's post-release marketing has begun to move forward. It was recently announced that the Chloe Zhao-directed epic would be coming to Disney+ in January and info has begun emerging about its physical Blu-ray release.
New Eternals Deleted Scenes
The physical release of Eternals will come packed with audio commentary for the film, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and a collection of deleted scenes.
The four deleted scenes that come packed on the DVD or Blu-ray are reportedly titled "Gravity", "Nostalgia", "Movies", and "Small Talk" and each come with their own intriguing description:
- Gravity – Phastos and Jack have a conversation that leads to a breakthrough.
- Nostalgia – Sprite and Makkari reminisce about humankind while overlooking the ruins of Babylon.
- Movies – Gilgamesh and Kingo connect over movies while crossing the Amazon River with the rest of the team.
- Small Talk – Sprite confronts Dane in the museum about his interactions with Sersi.
Eternals Footage on the Cutting Room Floor
Deleted scenes coming packed on a physical release of a Marvel movie is not anything new, but it is always fun to go through scenes like this and ponder why these particular moments did not make the initial cut.
Usually, the answer is that the film was too long, or the scene did not add enough value to the film to make it into the film. But other times those questions are left unanswered, and fans are left to wonder in perpetuity.
Taking a deeper look into these particular deleted scenes there is nothing major to write home about. All four, at least from the brief blurb provided, do not seem all that integral to what ultimately became Eternals. The descriptions seem to tease simple character moments between a pair of the film's ensemble.
And this is disappointing that no major bombs were dropped in here because Eternals supposedly has bombs to drop. It has been reported that a further scene with Harry Styles as Eros (who was unveiled at the end of the movie) was filmed but did not make it into the theatrical cut. Where is that on a list such as this?
Yes, it is cool to have more moments with these characters together, but seeing something like another appearance from Styles could have been a fun Easter Egg for fans who are going to add Eternals to their physical collection.
But alas, there is no appearance of that mysterious deleted Starfox scene, so the MCU faithful are left to wonder what could have been.
Eternals drops on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD on February 15, 2022.