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Here’s What You Need To Know About Marvel’s ‘Eternals’

It comes out in the US on November 5!

Tomorrow, November 5, the world will finally get to watch the much-awaited Marvel film, “Eternals”. Based on the comic book of the same name, the movie centers in on a group of immortal beings with superhuman powers called the Eternals who reunite to fight of the Deviants. These beings live in the same Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that our favorite Avengers exist in!

The Eternals is part of phase four of the MCU or those movies and shows that are released from 2021, post-‘Avengers: Endgame’. The film will be followed by the highly-anticipated films Hawkeye starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, and Spider-Man: No Way Home which will see the return of Alfred Molina as Dr. Otto Octavius. (Read: LIST: Marvel Movies & TV Shows Set for Release in 2021)

But since Hawkeye and Spider-Man are still weeks away from release, let’s focus on the Eternals and what you should know before watching it! So here are a few fun facts about the newest Marvel film! Read on.

It stars an ensemble cast

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(L-R) Barry Keoghan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloff, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, and Don Lee of “The Eternals” at the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, California, on August 24, 2019. (Photo from Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

As with many of the MCU films, Eternals also features a star-studded cast as our newest heroes. We’re talking Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Don Lee, among others. And that’s not all of the stars in the film, might we add! So you better give it a watch when it comes out to see the amazing cast it has.

It’s directed by Chloé Zhao

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‘Eternals’ director Chloé Zhao with Marvel’s Kevin Feige (Photo from Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

The MCU movies have always been loved and praised by millions around the world–and part of the reason why is because its directors do a good job at giving the comic books justice. So you better expect a great film because Eternals is directed by none other than Academy Award winner Chloé Zhao. The Chinese-born filmmaker was behind the camera for the award winning 2020 film, Nomadland. (Read: LOOK: People of Color Win Big at the 93rd Academy Awards!)

Many scenes were filmed on location

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The movie set is in the Canary Island Fuerteventura in Spain (Photo from Action Press/Rex Features)

Marvel gave Chloé Zhao a significant amount of creative freedom in directing the movie. As a result, there is a higher number of scenes shot on location for Eternals compared to other MCU films. This will likely provide a more “authentic” feel as it has less CGI scenes!

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