"The Eternals" Offers Origins & Change in Slew of New Promotion

 

The Eternals is practically around the corner, set to be released in theaters on November 5th. And over the weekend, a slew of promotional material landed which we have collected for you here in this singular article.

 

Character Posters


Following the 'Team' TV Spot released last week, a series of new character posters have been released that once again single out the principal players of the massive ensemble. Check them out below:

 

"In the Beginning" Featurette/Tickets Now Available


Coupled with the character posters was a brief featurette that hints at the way the titular heroes are the technical oldest beings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the featurette concluding, "The impact the Eternals will have on the MCU will be nothing less than redefining the cinematic universe entirely." Check it out below:

And also, a video featuring the cast was released to announce that pre-sale tickets are now available on Fandango.com/Eternals.

 

"Change" TV Spot


"The film also deals very much with the aftermath of [Avengers: Endgame] and the state the world is in," adds producer Nate Moore. This was shown in the new 'Change' TV Spot released this weekend which shows how, following Endgame concluding the Infinity Saga (and bringing the end to several character arcs), a new batch of heroes will rise in their place in Phase 4. Check out the spot below:

 

Creative Decisions:


While speaking in an interview with Fandango (via Indiewire) this weekend (as tickets went on sale), the film’s director Chloé Zhao recently spoke about some of the creative decisions made with the film. This included less green-screen (and more on-location shooting than any other MCU film) to add a more real and grounded feeling which, in turn, allowed the characters' fantastical nature to shine in contrast. Another way to extend this feeling of realism was Zhao's choice to use long takes (something she's been known for in her smaller films) which she explains the usage of in Eternals in the lengthy quote below:

“The film must feel immersive enough for the audience to believe that these superhero characters have walked the earth for 7,000 years. So, to do that, there’s what I like to call an anthropological way of capturing things. The cameras are very grounded, and the movements are very natural.
Shots are longer – we use wide-angle lenses, and deep focus… it’s about giving the audience the space and the time to be able to explore what’s within the frame, and therefore come to their own conclusion of the relationship between the characters and the space they’re in.
We definitely linger with the camera, both in action sequences and if it’s someone walking through a village or in space with the Celestials. We always try to see how long we can hold before we have to cut. When you have unlimited tools, it was very important to set limitations. So for us, we set the language up and then we follow it strictly. And part of that for us is to try to linger in every type of scene as much as possible for a film like this.”
 

The Eternals stars Eternals stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie. Zhao co-wrote the script with Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo.



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