Just like essentially everything else in the world, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was forced to hit the pause button last March, effectively putting their cinematic endeavors on indefinite hold.
One of those projects currently in limbo is Chloe Zao’s Eternals, which Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently heaped praise on. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Feige said that Zao’s pitch for Eternals was “the best he’s ever heard.” Reminder: Feige has overseen the most successful film franchise of all time.
“Not only does Chloe make remarkable, small, personal movies in a remarkable, small, personal way, but she thinks in grand, cosmic, gigantic terms, which fit perfectly with what we wanted to do,” Feige said. “Eternals is a very big, sweeping, multimillennial-spanning story. And she just got it.”
Given that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now 24 projects deep — most of which occupy their own distinct genre (Winter Soldier is a spy thriller, Ant-Man is a heist movie, etc. — that’s remarkable high praise from Feige, who’s likely seen and heard hundreds upon hundreds of Marvel pitches throughout the years.
At this time, Eternals — which stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, and more — is currently scheduled to hit theaters on November 5. While movie theaters will (hopefully) likely be back up-and-running by then, Eternals‘ release date likely hinges on when Marvel is able to release the projects that are supposed to precede it, specifically, Black Widow and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
In the meantime, we’ll just have to keep ourselves entertained with the MCU series hitting Disney+: the fourth (and likely insane) episode of WandaVision drops tomorrow, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier will release in March, and Loki is scheduled for May.
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