Download Eternals is a 2021 American epic superhero film based on the Marvel Comics run of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film was directed by Chloé Zhao, who wrote the script with Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo. It stars a cast that includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.
In the film, the Eternals, an immortal alien race, emerge from hiding after thousands of years to protect Earth from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.
In April 2018, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that a film based on the Eternals had begun development, with Ryan and Kaz Firpo hired to write the script in May.
Zhao was scheduled to direct the film in late September, and he was given significant creative freedom with the film, resulting in filming more on location than previous MCU films. Zhao rewrote the script, to which Burleigh was later reported to have contributed as well.
Principal photography took place from July 2019 to February 2020, at Pinewood Studios, as well as in London and Oxford, England, and in the Canary Islands.
Eternals premiered in Los Angeles on October 18, 2021, and premiered theatrically in the United States on November 5, as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the footage but criticized its exposure, pacing, running time, and lack of character development.