Check out the first full-length trailer for Marvel's Eternals.
The first full-length trailer for the upcoming Marvel Studios film Eternals is finally here. We were recently graced with a small snippet earlier in May that whetted our appetite.
The first full-length trailer, however, did not reveal much as it should. Unless you are aware of the events in the comic, you may be just as lost as you were before the trailer dropped. However, it's a beautiful trailer to look at. Its visuals are sharp, and its dialogue smooth. I could listen to Salma Hayek's voice all day in the trailer.
Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao helms the film. She is famous for her amazing work in Nomadland, which won Best Picture and Best Director. Will she be able to nab some more awards for Eternals. It's very likely, especially with the ensemble cast behind her.
The film stars the amazing talents of Gemma Chan, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington.
The film follows the Eternals, a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. After the tragic events that occurred in Avengers: Endgame, they finally reunite to battle their evil counterparts, the Deviants.
There is a lot of potential for this film to be the next big addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Eternals is scheduled to release in the United States on November 5, 2021. However, there are some problems that may arise in China.
In May 2021, Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were excluded from a list of upcoming MCU titles by a Chinese state media report. This re-kindled rumors that the two films will not be released in China.
This was strange at first, given that the two films are the most connected to China. Shang-Chi will be the first-ever Asian superhero at Marvel and Eternals is Marvel's first tentpole directed by a woman of color — China-born, Oscar-winning Chloé Zhao.
Out of the two films, the one most likely not to be released in China is Eternals. This is because Chloe Zhao had become "an unexpected persona non grata" in the country after her Oscar wins for Nomadland.
As you know, China is a huge movie market for Hollywood films. Just ask Fast 9, which grossed an epic $135.6M in its opening weekend, despite the pandemic.
Eternals is expected to lose quite a lot of money if it doesn't premiere in China.