Marvel’s Eternals will premiere early for a few lucky viewers, with reports that the MCU movie will close the Rome Film Festival on October 24.
Eternals will premiere early at the Rome Film Festival. The highly anticipated MCU movie, which is next up in its Phase IV lineup, is directed by the newly Oscar-winning Chloé Zhao. The film shifts the spotlight away from conventional Marvel superhero teams like the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, introducing to the franchise the eponymous group of immortal aliens. Eternals boasts a starry ensemble, including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie. The film is being praised for its diverse casting, which includes the depiction of Marvel’s first LGBTQ+ family.
Originally, Eternals was primed to hit theatres last November, but post-production on the movie was delayed due to the pandemic, eventually pushing it back a full year. Marvel was also recently contemplating a day-and-date Disney+ release for Zhao’s film, but its MCU predecessor, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, proved to be a pandemic box-office hit with theatrical exclusivity. Hence, it re-upped its commitment to a theatrical window for Eternals, setting its November 5 release date in stone.