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Eternals producer teases "risky" new direction for the MCU

Eternals producer teases
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Eternals producer Nate Moore says that the MCU's major new movie "feels risky".

Long-time Marvel producer Nate Moore has admitted that the upcoming Eternals movie "feels risky".

The film introduces audiences to an immortal alien race known as "the Eternals", who have been secretly living on Earth for the last 7,000 years but come out of hiding to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, known as "the Deviants".

Chloe Zhao - Oscar winner for Nomadland - has directed the movie, while the all-star cast includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Kit Harington.

"This is definitely a new one for all of us," Moore told Empire. "'From the Academy Award winning director of...' isn't a phrase you're used to hearing before Marvel movies.

"Chloe's interested in telling stories about outsiders who find themselves adrift in new worlds. Nomadland and Eternals both share that DNA. Nomadland doesn't have the same bells and whistles as Eternals, but it has the same thematic resonance."

On the challenge facing Eternals, he continued: "Black Panther was a character we got to introduce in Civil War, then smash open his world in [his solo] film. Eternals is starting from a dead stop.

"We're creating a different type of mythology that has never been explored before with Marvel, by introducing 10 new characters, all of whom are completely new to audiences. That's a big thing to break off and chew."

Eternals is due for release on November 5.

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