Kumail Nanjiani Comments On ‘The Eternals’ Coronavirus Delay

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Kumail Nanjiani has commented on the recent news of Disney moving The Eternals to February 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Last week, a shift in Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 slate was announced as a part of Disney’s release date shuffle due to the coronavirus. The Eternals was originally going to hit theaters on November 6, 2020, but that release date now belongs to Black Widow. The Eternals has now moved to Shang Chi‘s release date of February 12, 2021.

Filming for The Eternals has already wrapped, but Marvel Studios probably has to fit in reshoots at some point before the film hits theaters early next year. It was also likely that the first trailer for The Eternals was on its way before the delay too. As we wait for more news on the film, Kumail Nanjiani took to Twitter to comment on The Eternals‘ coronavirus delay.


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Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ The Eternals:

“Marvel Studios’ The Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, The Deviants.

Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script written by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayak as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. Kit Harrington was cast as Dane Whitman.

The Eternals is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on February 12, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe!

Source: Twitter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.