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First Trailer For Marvel's Eternals Drops

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First Trailer For Marvel's Eternals Drops

The first trailer for Marvel's Eternals has dropped:

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The film, which features a stacked cast including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek and Gemma Chan, is set to land on 5 November.

It is directed by Chloé Zhao, who won big at this year's Oscars, bagging both Best Director and Best Picture with her film Nomadland.

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The trailer introduces us to the titular group of superhuman immortal beings, who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years observing humans.

A voiceover says: "We have watched, unguided we have helped them progress and seen them accomplish wonders. Throughout the years we have never interfered - until now."

Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Studios

The new roster of MCU superheroes will do battle with the Deviants in the film, their evil opposite number.

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The film stars Richard Madden as leader Ikaris, Salma Hayek as a gender-swapped Ajak, Angelina Jolie as warrior Thena and Kumail Nanjiani portraying Samurai-trained Kingo

Speaking about Zhao's approach to shooting the movie, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige told Variety: "What she talked about was really fighting for practical locations, for practical elements - yes, in a movie that is full of visual effects and characters with extraordinary powers, but doing as much as possible on far-flung locations. And that starts to reap benefits visually immediately.

Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Studios

"We cut a little sample reel together, I remember, to show [Disney higher-ups]. And it was so beautiful, and I had to keep saying, 'This is right out of a camera; there's no VFX work to this at all!'

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"Because it was a beautiful sunset, with perfect waves and mist coming up from the shore on this giant cliffside - really, really impressive stuff."

Zhao has said Marvel 'took a big risk' with the film, teasing it will 'surprise' MCU devotees.

She told SiriusXM: "Well, I do think, this is so boring you are going to roll your eyes, but I think Marvel, I think this film is very - I think they took a big risk with this one.

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Credit: Marvel Studios
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"I think they're going to surprise you. I hope so."

Meanwhile, Salma Hayek has also told fans to expect the unexpected.

She told Variety: "It has a completely different DNA from the [other Marvel movies].

"It's shot different than all the other ones. It's in real locations and they found some crazy extra-terrestrial-looking locations."

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Topics: TV and Film, Marvel

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