Finishing a Marvel movie is hard. On the one hand, there must be closure and growth for story and characters at hand. On the other hand, there must be enough space to move forward to continue the entire franchise. Every film does its best to balance those two things, usually with scenes after the loan, i Chloé Zhao’s Eternals it is no different. However, while the film was being made, the director tried to finish the ending, which did not completely separate the environment.
If you remember, the film explains that throughout history, the Eternals go to the planet, make sure it is safe for a heavenly birth that sacrifices the entire planet to save many others, and then erase their memories before moving on to the next. This time, however, these Eternals save the Earth from Heaven, retain all their memories, and are forced to deal with the consequences. For part of the team, that means the main Heaven, Arishem, will take him god knows where. For others, it means traveling the galaxy in a desire to enlighten the other Eternals in their struggle, where they are meet Thanos’ brother Eros.
So that’s what happens in the movie. Eternally remembers and continues with the intact Marvel movie universe. However, talking to the Empire, Zhao explained that this was not always the end. “We actually had another ending that is really gloomy. Bleak. I didn’t hate it, because I’m used to movies that are more melancholic. But I don’t think it went well with the audience, “she said. This ending would give the Eternals a part of victory, and the Heavenly part of victory. “It used to end up like everyone went back to the ship, erased minds and just went to another planet, like Twilight Zone” continues the Oscar winner. “I remember when it turned black, everyone was like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ And also, it’s an MCU, and you want to be excited about what’s next. ” So basically the Earth was saved, the MCU still existed, but these key characters didn’t remember any part of it.
Zhao also explained that changing endings in her films is not a new phenomenon. “I have never made a film that ends what I wrote! You will find it in editing, ”she said. “Editing is a third of the process of making a film, and when you show it to people, then you will find the end. I don’t think I’ve made any film in which the beginning and the end remain the same as the script, just because the scenes are fluid while we’re shooting. ” Yes, even in MCU.
What do you think of this version of the ending? Would that work in general for Marvel? Could it be better that these characters don’t remember the events so that they can be on the sidelines? Let us know what you think. Eternals arrives at Disney + on January 12th.
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