The cast and crew of Marvel Studios' currently shooting "Eternals" feature film, directed by Chloe Zhao, starring Angelina Jolie ("Maleficent: Mistress of Evil") and Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones") were evacuated from the Canary Island set of Fuerteventura, when a potentially lethal explosive device was found near the set:
Bomb disposal experts were called to disarm the device, believed to be a remnant from WWII, when the island was used as a 'Third Reich' base.
"It was obviously terrifying," said a crew member. "The bomb could have been there for decades untouched but who knows what might have happened if it were disturbed. Nobody was taking any chances."
Cast of the new film also includes Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Barry Keoghan.
Written and illustrated by "Captain America" co-creator Jack 'King' Kirby in 1976, Marvel Comics' 19-issue "The Eternals" series, focused on an offshoot of the evolutionary process responsible for sentient life on Earth.
"...when the 'Celestials' visited Earth five million years ago and performed genetic experiments on early 'proto-humanity', they created two divergent races including the long-lived 'Eternals' and the genetically unstable 'Deviants'.
"...we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first 'Avengers'", said Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the new film.
"The film is More like 'Guardians', not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people.
"Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with 'The Eternals' that spans tens of thousands of years and that's also something we haven’t really done...
"...which is why that among many other things post-'Endgame', we find appealing."
Marvel's "Eternals" is targeting a November 6, 2020 wide release.
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