Marvel Studios' upcoming superhero film The Eternals, according to various projections, is being anticipated to earn the highest of MCU Phase 4 on its opening weekend at the box office surpassing Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow and Simu Lee's Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings.
According to Box Office Pro, the film is projected to earn between a total of $82-102 million domestically on its opening weekend, much higher than that of studios two other superhero blockbusters Shang-Chi which earned a whopping $75.3 million in its first three days of its release in theatres ($94.6 million for the four-day Labor Day weekend), and Black Widow, which earned $80.3 million in its debut.
While as of now there is no film that has been able to touch the $100 million mark on its opening day domestically after the Coronavirus Pandemic hit box office but the fans are hopeful that their favorite superstars in the film like Salma Hayek in the role of Ajak, Angelina Jolie in the role of Thena, Kumail Nanjiani in the role of Kingo, Brian Tyree Henry in the role of Phastos, Richard Madden in the role of Ikaris, Gemma Chan in the role Sersi, Lauren Ridloff in the role of Makkari, Lia McHugh in the role of Sprite, Kumail Nanjiani in the role of Kingo, Barry Keoghan in the role of Druig, Don Lee in the role of Gilgamesh, Kit Harrington in the role of Dane Whitman with additional actors such as Harish Patel, Haaz Steiman as Phastos' husband, Ozer Ercan as a smuggler and Zain Al Rafeea in an unknown role, will be able to get the superhero film to pass the $100 million mark at the domestic box office. Marvel Studios The Eternals is currently set to debut in theatres on 5th November 2021.
As to what the fans and followers could expect from the superhero team Eternals, director Zhao revealed, "The audience will understand why, but how complicated not interfering made them feel. We explore that. You'll see that in the film. The Eternals were instructed not to interfere with any human conflict unless Deviants are involved. There's a reason why that's the case. And that was the instruction from the prime Celestial Arishem."
"What excited me is the idea of going back in time, and exploring [the time] before Thanos was born, before anyone was born," she continued. "Where does the MCU go back in time? And that brings us to the mythology of the Celestials. Anything involving the Celestials is going to be at a huge scale level of complication, let's put it that way."
Zhao while appearing in another interview revealed some more details about the film. She said that the film will have a major impact on the future of Marvel Cinematic Universe."But I do think we will have a very big effect on the future of the MCU with what happens in this film. Which, you know, as a fan, is really satisfying for me! I geek out." One big way that it will have an effect in the world knowing of their existence potentially, but also the addition of new characters like Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, a.k.a. the Marvel Comics hero Black Knight. Speaking to the lack of interference from the Eternals over Thanos' plot in Avengers: Infinity War, Zhao went on to say that the audience will understand why but also that the film will show "how complicated not interfering made (The Eternals) feel," she added.
The award-winning filmmaker added saying that she was very excited to work on to project. What excited me is the idea of going back in time, and exploring [the time] before Thanos was born, before anyone was born, Where does the MCU go back in time? And that brings us to the mythology of the Celestials. Anything involving the Celestials is going to be at a huge scale level of complication, let's put it that way," she further added.