Marvel Studios Reportedly Near Disbelief Over MCU Eternals Movie's High Quality

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Marvel Studios has plenty of material lined up to keep fans entertained for the near future in the form of Disney+ projects, but there's a growing itch from the fanbase to get back into cinemas to see the Phase 4 movie slate on the big screen.

One project that still little is known about, despite its premiere date set for this year, is Chloe Zhao's Eternals . Beyond the film's official announcement at San Diego Comic-Con and costume reveal at D23 Expo (both in 2019), plus a few toy leaks here and there, no official marketing for the project has been released yet.

But that all could be changing very soon as Eternals nears the end of its post-production process.


Fans are looking for any news on Eternals they can get right now. Fortunately, a tweet from Awards Ace editor-in-chief Erick Weber - known as a reputable source in the film community - has shared a tidbit he recently heard about the movie.

Weber stated that a "high-level" source of his told him that Zhao "'crushed'" her work on The Eternals. Not only that, but Marvel Studios is said to be "'almost in disbelief'" about just how well Eternals has turned out.


Director Chloé Zhao is getting tons of praise for her most recent film, Nomadland , which is widely considered an awards-season front-runner. Eternals is her first foray into blockbuster directing, and many fans have been excited to see just how she'll fare in making the jump.

Given Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige's high praise for her Eternals pitch, this early positive buzz should not come as a surprise. It's possible that Zhao could end up bringing Marvel into the awards season conversation with the film, following in the footsteps of Black Panther 's "Best Picture" nomination at the Oscars held in 2019.

Eternals is set to hit cinemas on November 5.

- About The Author: Julia Delbel
Julia Delbel joined The Direct when the website launched in 2020. She is primarily a features writer for the Marvel section of the site, though she has also dabbled in the DC Universe. Besides these, Julia covers other major franchise content, particularly those under the Disney banner.