Marvel Studios Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige recently spoke on the risks involved with the upcoming film Eternals, and why they are willing to take them.
"It is a very big movie. It is a very expensive movie," Feige told The Hollywood Reporter. "And we are making it because we believe in [director Chloé Zhao’s] vision and we believe in what those characters can do and we believe we need to continue to grow and evolve and change and push our genre forward, that’s a risk if I’ve ever heard one."
Eternals is based around a race of immortal alien beings that were created by Jack Kirby in the 1970s. The film is rumored to take place over the span of thousands of years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One of the stars, Lauren Ridloff, even posted a set photo that might reveal one of the time periods to be explored in the film.
Directed by Chloé Zhao with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Gemma Chan as Sersi and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, aka the Black Knight. The film arrives in theaters on Nov. 6, 2020.