Salma Hayek explained what sets Chloe Zhao’s Eternals apart from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe projects.
Eternals might be the biggest wildcard within Marvel Studios’ Phase Four slate because of its scale and the fact that it will introduce new characters even comic book fans aren’t familiar with. Ahead of its release, it is easy to liken it to the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, but we still have yet to see a single frame from it.
Salma Hayek recently sat down with ET, where she explained how Eternals will be unique compared to the other films in Marvel Studios’ long-running saga:
“I think that it definitely has its own DNA within the Marvel universe. It is different. It was directed by a woman [Zhao] and we didn’t do most of the thing in the studio. They’re real locations which is unusual for Marvel. I’m very excited about the film, it definitely has the special vibe to it that is unique. I’m really excited about it and I love my character and I love the cast.”
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Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ 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.
Chloe Zhao is directing the Marvel Studios project from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of Eternals includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
Marvel’s Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 5, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!