Marvel’s Eternals Will Have a Manga Influence and a Bollywood Dance Sequence
Written by Admin on September 3, 2020
Marvel’s Eternals will draw some influence from manga and will also feature a Bollywood dance sequence.In a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao discussed how she brought some of her childhood roots to the movie. Eternals has some of the stylized elements of manga., which are comics originating from Japan, since Zhao was a fan of them growing up.Who Are the Villains Kro and Arishem the Judge From Marvel’s Eternals?”I have such deep, strong, manga roots,” Zhao said. “I brought some of that into Eternals. And I look forward to using more of that marriage of East and West.”Zhao said it was important to push thematic ideas like the marriage of East and West because Eternals is a movie about the history of humanity. In making this movie, Zhao asked herself how much bigger and further the movie could go after Avengers: Endgame because “(she’s) not just making the film as a director” but “as a fan.”Eternals cast member Kumail Nanjiani also revealed in the article that the Marvel film includes a Bollywood dance sequence with over 50 dancers in it.”When I walked onto the set and saw a huge group of brown people who were going to be in a Marvel movie, I felt such gratitude towards Chloé for creating the situation,” said Nanjiani, whose Eternals character, Kingo, is a Bollywood star in the film. “The scene was full of joy.”Marvel Entertainment president Kevin Feige also said the film’s LGBTQ relationship will be portrayed well on screen, calling it “inherent in the story and the makeup of the different types of Eternals.””I think it is extremely well done and I look forward to that level of inclusion in our future movies being less of a topic,” Feige said.Feige also said that it was Zhao’s Eternals pitch that sold him on the overall idea of proceeding with making the movie.”Her initial pitch to us was fascinating,” Feige said. “And frankly one fo the reasons we moved forward on the movie was because of that vision that she brought to it.”Marvel’s Eternals is currently slated to hit theaters February 12, 2021. In the meantime, read about two villains we expect to see in Eternals and then check out these shots of Nanjiani showing off his MCU physique.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.Was this article informative?Read More