Right now the entertainment industry is experiencing an accelerated move to streaming services. With the recent controversy between Warner Bros. and HBO Max, many members of Hollywood are expressing their position on a situation that could end theaters permanently. True to form, director Edgar Wright assured that he will support the cinematic experience on the big screen just to see the worked body of Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel Studios’ Eternals. What do you think?
Precisely during Disney Investor Day, the mouse company made some announcements about amazing productions from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that are on the way. The list includes several series of new characters that will make their debut in the franchise through the Disney Plus platform, confirming that the company plans to prioritize its streaming service and continue to replicate hits like The Mandalorian and the launch amid the Mulan pandemic.
Warner Bros. turned the industry on its head when it announced that all of its films next year will open simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. This caused the discontent of some Hollywood figures such as Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve, who in 2021 will release his new movie Dune. While some are making pretty serious comments on the subject, the director behind Scott Pilgrim vs. The Ex Of The Girl Of Your Dreams shared their position on this situation on Twitter. In accordance with Edgar Wright, it is necessary to preserve the cinematographic experience to be able to appreciate in the best way the biceps of Kumailn Nanjiani in Eternals:
We must preserve the big screen experience. On the one hand, we need The Eternals to make a movie premiere to fully appreciate the wonder of Kumailn Nanjiani’s new biceps.
We must preserve the big screen experience. For one thing we need ‘The Eternals’ to premiere at the cinema to fully appreciate the wonder of @kumailn new biceps.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 12, 2020
The interpreter of Kingo Sunen in the next MCU film could not pass up the opportunity to thank Wright for such consideration, and assured that what he has prepared for the public, was not “made” for a VOD release:
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Thanks Edgar. These weapons were not made for a VOD release date.
Thank you Edgar. These guns weren’t made for day and date VOD.
– Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 12, 2020
Since Kumail Nanjiani was cast in a role in Eternals, it was evident that the comedian and actor would have to get in shape to meet the high bodily expectations that audiences have with superheroes. In accordance with CinemaBlend Nobody expected the results he got after starting his tough training process, and even his parents and Chris Evans were impressed with his new figure. In an interview with The Wrap, the actor shared his experience during quarantine, a season where some people stayed away from exercise:
I have exercised a lot, especially in the beginning. The first month and a half I felt so out of control and thought, ‘Oh, this is something I could definitely do. And so, I really did. I’m trying to take a little break now, but yeah, I have kept it. I also know how hard it was to get it, and it’s so much easier to keep than to get it, and I don’t want to go through that process again. I would say maintaining it is half as difficult. Yes, it is much easier.
Before Eternals debuts, either in theaters as confirmed or streaming, Black Widow is scheduled for next May. So far Disney has not revealed whether it plans to change its plans and make a decision similar to Warner Bros. For now, the mouse company seems more focused on its MCU premieres on Disney Plus.
The year will start off very well for Marvel fans, as Phase 4 of the film franchise will kick off with WandaVision. Without a doubt, a completely unmissable production that you can only enjoy on Disney Plus.