New Photos from The Eternals Set Reveal First Look at Kit Harrington
As production continues for the Eternals in the UK, another set of behind-the-scenes photos of the long-awaited Marvel Studios movie came online (via Evening Standard), introducing our first glance at Golden Globe nominee Kit Harrington Dane Whitman as he walks alongside Gemma Chan's Sersi. Check out the full photos below!
Gemma Chan suspended in the air while filming The Eternals in London https://t.co/mVTsLTujvg
– Evening Standard (@EveningStandard) January 10, 2020
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The Eternals is based on Jack Kirby's eponymous comic. This series introduced a group of immortals named Eternals and their rivals, the Deviants. Inside the comic, Thanos and the other inhabitants of Titan were also eternal. It is unclear whether MCU will maintain this connection.
During the 2019 CCXP, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed some details of the film's plot and characters, confirming that the Celestials and the Deviant are indeed included in the movie. The Celestials are known as a powerful race of aliens who played a huge role in important events in human history. They are the reasons why the Deviants, the eternal and the evil of the Eternals, were created.
"(The Eternals is) an epic spanning 7,000 years of human history, has cosmic overtones and changes everything we know about the MCU," Feige explained. "It's ambitious and takes … from the present day to Mesopotamia, for all kinds of places and time periods, and it really looks like nothing we've done before."
"We will see the Celestials in their full, true and enormous power in the Eternals, yes," said Feige. “The deviants are in the movie. The Deviants in comic book mythology were … extremely important Celestial plans … and we'll see the Deviants that look like anything we saw in comics. This is a new form of Deviants that we will see in the movie. "
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The movie will feature a star-studded cast led by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden, former Game of Thrones, who are the protagonists of Thena and Ikaris, respectively. It will also star Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff (The Walking Dead) as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) as Phastos, Salma Hayek (Frida) as Ajak, Lia McHugh (The Lodge) as Sprite, Don Lee (Train for Busan) as Gilgamesh, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Barry Keoghan as Druig and Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) as Dane Whitman / Black Knight.
Chloe Zhao is directing Eternals from a script by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo. It will hit theaters on November 6, 2020.
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