Marvel Studios' upcoming superhero epic The Eternals will reportedly be one of the longest-running Marvel Cinematic Universe's films.
Based on reports and sources by a Russian "Film Distributor Bulletin," Kino Metro, the superhero film will have a runtime of 156 minutes. The runtime of the film is more than that of Captain America: Civil War (two hours and 27 minutes), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (two hours and 16 minutes), and Avengers: Infinity War (two hours and 29 minutes); however, it does not beat MCU's longest-running film Avengers Endgame.
As of now, there is no official confirmation by Marvel Studios itself, but there is enough data to back the claim of Kino Metro as previously, he has listed correctly the running time ahead of official confirmation for other movies and shows such as Halloween Kills and The Last Duel and many more.
Recently, English actor Dan Stevens, one of the stars of the movie, teased the fans and followers about his secret role in the film. Dan said, "What can you say, hypothetically, about any role that you may or may not have in Eternals?" asked Weintraub, to which Stevens cryptically replied, "kro comment."
The film is set before the events of Captain America, as revealed by one of The Eternals actors Kumail Nanjiani.
He said, "way, way, way back." He added more, saying, "It's really, really exciting," Nanjiani further added, "It's a lot different than the other Marvel movies we've seen. It's a lot more cosmic.". "It really is about the beginnings of the Marvel universe, so we're telling a story...he [Kevin Feige] says spans thousands of years," the 52-year-old actor continues. "Before, you know, Captain America was the oldest member we've seen and now, it's going to be way, way, way back so it really is going to be the building blocks of the MCU."
Marvel Studios, The Eternals, has already received an official PG-13 rating by the Motion Picture Association's Classification and Rating Administration.
According to the listing, the film has scenes portraying "fantasy violence and action, abusive language, and brief sexuality."
PG-13 is a content rating given to films and television shows which means the show or film has some material that may be inappropriate for Children Under 13. This may include the use of stronger language, extended violence or sexual situations, and drug use.
Director Chloe Zhao, while appearing in an interview to promote the film, revealed how complicated the timeline of the film will actually be and why The Eternals did not interfere during the events of Avengers Endgame.
She said, "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."
Last week, Salma Hayek, who is set to play the role of Ajak, the leader of Eternal, shared some new insights about the complexity of portraying a female Ajak, whereas the character is a male in the comics.
She said, "Chloé decided to tackle the concept of leadership from the perspective of motherhood... I'm not a mother. I'm an alien. I can't have kids."
She added. "However, my character used to be a man in the comics, now it's a woman. So instead of just changing the gender, I proposed to Zhao to really bring something that is very specific to womanhood."
Hayek further added, "I need to guide them into things... we have a mission in life, in the world. A mother also needs to guide her kids," Hayek continued. "When they misbehave, she will reprimand them, but always from the perspective of motherhood... There's an empathy to it - although I'm not allowed to have empathy, because I'm an alien. So that makes it interesting."
The Eternals is an upcoming action-packed film that takes inspiration from the American comic book publication Marvel Comics. Chloe Zhao serves as the director with the screenplay by Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo and the story by Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore. It is produced by Marvel Studios and will be distributed under the banner of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The complete list of actors Marvel Studios The Eternals features are Salma Hayek in the role of Ajak, Angelina Jolie in the role of Thena along with Brian Tyree Henry in the role Phastos, Richard Madden in the role 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.
The filming for the movie took place in the Canary Islands with additional shooting under the working title 'Sack Lunch' outside the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in Oxford, England, Hampstead Heath, and in Camden in London. The filming for the much-anticipated film was completed on 4th February 2020.
The film was earlier planned by the Studio to be released in November of 2020, but the theatres all around the world had to be closed down because of the deadly impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Marvel Studios, The Eternals, will release in theaters around the world on 5th November 2021.