Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has teased the dysfunctional family dynamic in Chloe Zhao’s Eternals.
Eternals is set to debut later next month after a series of delays. The latest film from Marvel Studios transports audiences to both the beginning of the Earth, its earliest civilizations, and shows audiences the events after Avengers: Endgame. Directed by Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao, Eternals features an all-star cast of heavyweights who star as the Eternals, an immortal race of aliens sent to Earth to protect its citizens from Deviants, their nefarious counterparts.
One of the most interesting components of Marvel’s latest is the ensemble cast of characters who each possess unique abilities and personalities. In a new featurette, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and director Chloe Zhao discussed how a core component of the film is the dysfunctional family dynamic that exists between the immortal being.
The featurette is interspersed with never-before-seen footage, including a few brief shots of the team posing throughout Earth’s lush history. A key insight brought up in the featurette is how Zhao attempted to meditate on the human experience via the Eternals. Her previous films have discussed what it means to be human and to exist in various methodical ways, so it will be interesting to see how she dials that concept to 11 within Kevin Feige’s cinematic playground.
Here is the synopsis for Eternals:
“The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.”
Chloe Zhao directs Eternals from a script she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak and Angelina Jolie as Thena.
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