Based on the results of a survey by Fandango, Eternals is the most anticipated film this fall. The film, directed by Chloé Zhao, has passed censorship and will be released on November 10, 2021 in all Indonesian cinemas.
So, here are 5 facts about Eternals that you need to know!
1. The second Marvel film directed by a solo female director
Chloé Zhao is the second solo female filmmaker to direct a Marvel movie. Not only that, Eternals is also the first Marvel movie to be directed by an Oscar winner.
2. The first Marvel movie to feature a gay couple
Another second fact about Eternals is that it’s different from the previous Marvel films. The fact can be confirmed by the presence of a gay superhero, Phastos, in the film.
Phastos and her husband will appear in a romantic scene that can melt the hearts of some viewers.
3. Banned from three countries
Eternals won’t be hitting the big screens in several Middle Eastern countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. That’s because Marvel refuses to cut the gay kiss scene from the movie.
Angelina Jolie, who played Thena in Eternals, responded to this.
“I’m sad for [those audiences]. And I’m proud of Marvel for refusing to cut those scenes out,” Jolie told the Australian news outlet. “I still don’t understand how we live in a world today where there’s still [people who] would not see the family Phastos has and the beauty of that relationship and that love.”
4. The second best Fandango presales of 2021
Even though it’s banned in some countries, Eternals still reaps a lot of benefits. As stated by Fandango, Eternals is the second film that has sold a lot of advance ticket sales this year, beating Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Fandango also surveyed 1,000 people on its platform about the enthusiasm for watching Eternals. The survey results show that 98% of participants are very excited to watch Eternals .
5. One of the most expensive non-avengers movies
Eternals is one of the non-Avengers Marvel films whose production cost is $200 million.
And Eternals has made around $161.7 million at the worldwide box office for its opening weekend.
That’s 5 facts about the movie Eternals. By the way, don’t forget to watch it with your loved ones!
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