‘Eternals’ director says Reshoots is a ‘blessing’
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the eternal to a bunch of bad reviews but not failultimately grossed a respectable $400 million at the pandemic box office.
It can be more thoughtful, slower paced, and much more philosophical than crowd pleasers like Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man: There’s no way home, but that’s exactly what Marvel Studios promised. The film was rated much better by fans than critics, and it has been rated even more since it was added to the Disney Plus library, with a more comfortable running time when you can watch it. it at its own pace.
The online release also features audio commentary with director Chloé Zhao, along with visual effects coordinators Stephane Cerreti and Mårten Larsson. There is a very interesting exchange between Zhao and Cerreti about going back, sometimes seen as studio interference, but defended by Zhao as a way to take risks.
“I realized that there is a stigma attached to taking additional photos. You know, for me, taking additional photos, if you can afford to do that, it’s a blessing. You know, it’s a tool to use. You know, it’s not something [you] say, ‘Oh, I didn’t get it the first time.’ The more you want to challenge yourself on your first road, you know, like your first, the more likely you are to make mistakes. Things that you don’t get. And so being able to capture these moments, just like CG, some moments where maybe, you know, connecting the battles is important to getting this done. “
Cerreti agrees, saying that it’s nearly impossible to get all the pre-VFX elements right the first time – especially in a movie like the eternal:
“I mean, you can’t get everything done in the first place. And sometimes you need to go back to the editing room and figure out what works and what doesn’t. And then just plan how to get the elements you need to get it done, you know. It’s part of our process. It’s just the way it is. And I think that’s a luxury and that’s a really cool thing because, you know, it makes our movies better. If you just stick with what we have, sometimes we’re going to be really in trouble.”
There is currently no word on full enable the eternal sequel, although the characters will certainly appear in other MCU projects. Harry Styles ‘Eros is clearly on his wayand the birth of the Celestials will continue to have serious effects on the cosmological aspect of the universe.
Also, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the more popular Eternals emerge over time, with Kumail Nanjiani suggesting that Kingo has a lot of MCU connections. There is also some evidence that Richard Madden’s Ikaris may have survived his trip to the sunbut I’m waiting for something more specific than a Tiktok video to spark interest.
the eternal Currently streaming on Disney Plus.
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