The first trailer for Chloe Zhao’s Eternals earned 77 million views on its first day, making it the most for a Marvel Studios project in 24 hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eternals became the latest Marvel Studios project film to drop its trailer as movies start to find their way back to theaters. The upcoming film from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao will introduce audiences to a new cast of Marvel characters. Eternals may be Marvel’s most ambitious project since Guardians of the Galaxy, but there seems to be plenty of excitement surrounding the project ahead of its November release based on recent numbers.
The first Eternals teaser trailer hit the internet on Monday, and on its first day, Deadline reports it topped 77 million views. This figure bests Cruella‘s 71 million and other Marvel trailers, becoming the best trailer debut during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Jack Kirby created the title in 1976. In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
Chloé Zhao is directing Eternals from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project 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.
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