‘Eternals’ would launch exclusively in theaters
Marvel Studios and Disney have reportedly made a decision regarding the release of the next Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. contrary to Black Widow and some recent Disney movies, Eternals will follow in Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings‘on the trail and in preview exclusively in cinemas. This means it will not air simultaneously in theaters and on Disney + Premier Access.
Hollywood insider says ‘Eternals’ will show exclusively in theaters
According to IGN, Hollywood insider Matthew Belloni shared the news of Eternals‘in his newsletter “What I hear”. Disney and Marvel Studios have yet to confirm the news.
Belloni wrote in his newsletter: “I am told [Bob] Chapek and head of distribution Kareem Daniels have made their decision on the fate of the November film, and it will indeed receive exclusive theatrical release. Marvel’s Kevin Feige and Angelina Jolie’s Agents may expire now.
News from Eternals‘the exclusive theatrical release is not that surprising, given Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings“Box office success.
The success of “Shang-Chi” in the cinema
Shang-Chi opened exclusively in theaters on September 3 and it was an instant hit, despite the added factor of the pandemic. During the opening weekend, his worldwide box office total was $ 127.6 million.
Shang-Chi broke records for Labor Day weekend, and Disney and Marvel Studios have taken note. According to Belloni, “after Disney CEO Bob Chapek essentially dared Shang-Chi to perform in theaters over the Labor Day weekend, and it grossed $ 94 million nationwide, he couldn’t put Eternals the day and date of Disney +, right? “
Shang-ChiThe theatrical release of was an experience of Disney and Marvel Studios. And they now have proof that their films can still be successful in theaters at this time. So they have no reason not to create Eternals exclusively at the cinema. Kevin Feige also previously said in a red carpet interview with Variety, “I think a theater would be my preference and [Eternals director] Chloe [Zhao’s] preference. We’ll see where we go with this. You can check out Feige’s comments in the Twitter video below.
It will be interesting to see if any of the future Disney films get the Disney + Premier Access treatment after the success of Shang-Chi.
Everything we know about the ‘Eternals’
Eternals is the next movie to be released as part of MCU Phase Four after Shang-Chi. The film is directed by Chloe Zhao and has a cast consisting mostly of newcomers to the MCU. The cast includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie as The Eternals. As Shang-Chi, Eternals explore a new set of Marvel Comics characters.
The premise of Eternals is “After the return of half of the population in Avengers: Endgame ignites “the emergence”, the Eternals, an immortal alien race created by the Celestials who have lived secretly on Earth for over 7,000 years, come together to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.
Eternals is scheduled for November 5.
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