Marvel’s Eternals reportedly got early screening at film festival
Marvel’s Eternals would screen early at the Rome International Film Festival a few weeks before it begins its theatrical release.
It seems that Marvel Eternals will hit the film festival circuit before starting its theatrical tour.
In an interview with 221, Victoria Alonso, longtime director and producer of Marvel Studios – who was recently promoted to president of physical and post-production production, visual effects and animation at the studio – has revealed that she will be traveling to Italy to screen a Marvel film at the Rome International Film Festival (which begins October 14). With Eternals just around the corner, it stands to reason that this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe Project she was referring to.
Inspired by comic book characters created by Jack Kirby in the 1970s, Eternals revolves around the titular superheroes, a race of immortal aliens who have hid on Earth for thousands of years to protect the planet from their evil counterparts, the Deviants. The film is written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Chloé Zhao, who just won the Oscar for Best Director for Nomadic country, a film which also won the Oscar for Best Picture. Zhao is no stranger to the film festival scene, having created his film The horseman at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 and screened Nomadic country at last year’s festivals in Venice and Toronto.
“Chloe is interested in telling stories about strangers who find themselves adrift in new worlds. Nomadic country and Eternals the two share that DNA, “said producer Nate Moore, speaking about the latter film in August.”Nomadic country does not have the same bells and whistles as Eternals, but it has the same thematic resonance. “
Between Zhao’s past works, reports that Eternals is the second-longest MCU film to date (behind only Avengers: Endgame) and the film receiving a PG-13 for “Brief Sexuality” (a premiere for an MCU movie distributed by Disney), many fans are speculating that Eternals will eventually become Marvel Studios’ first serious competitor since Black Panther. Same Dune Director Denis Villeneuve, who recently made waves for criticizing MCU films as being “made from the same mold”, admitted to being curious about Eternals, saying it was Marvel’s “genius” to hire Zhao for the film.
This year, the Rome International Film Festival will take place from October 14 to 24. Eternals opens in theaters a few weeks later on November 5.
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Source: 221, Going through Twitter
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