An interesting property that is set to take center stage in the MCU's Phase 4 next year is Marvel's Eternals, but details on how the team of super-powered beings will fit into the larger picture are still being kept under wraps. Expectations are high for Eternals since the project is bannered by an all-star cast that includes the likes of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harrington, and Gemma Chan.
Marvel's Eternals will look to expand the lore of the cosmic realm of the monumental franchise, especially after the film's synopsis hinted at the presence of Deviants. Not only that, the premise of introducing a new super-team will definitely intrigue fans since it provides a chance for new powers to be portrayed visually.
Unfortunately, Eternals has been delayed to November 2021, but previous teases from the cast and crew of the film clearly hint that the wait will be worth it. And now, another interesting tidbit about the Phase 4 entry has been revealed, adding more hype to the eventual release of the film next year.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the process of making Nomadland, Eternals director Chloe Zhao admitted that she is less concerned about the scale of the movie, pointing out that she values the story more. She explained her thought process by saying:
"I think the thing that’s most in common between these two films is I’m telling stories that I really want to tell about characters I love and with people I love working with. I consider myself very lucky that has not changed."
WHAT THIS MEANS
Eternals director Chloe Zhao has been vocal about the Marvel film, previously confirming that she was able to shoot scenes exactly the way that she wanted. Now, Zhao's recent comment align with her earlier statement, further solidifying the creative freedom that was given to her by Marvel Studios.
It was already teased that the story of Eternals will span thousands of years, and this means that there will be a lot of references throughout the MCU's storied history. Zhao's remark about not being concerned about the scale of the movie could mean that the director found the right balance in terms of crafting the story while also providing the characters enough spotlight to shine.
In any case, Zhao's statement should add more excitement about the overall outlook of Eternals, and it's safe to say that the film will reinvent the MCU in surprising ways.