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Old 05-13-2021, 09:35 PM
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Black Knight | Dane Whitman [The Eternals] #4: "As long as the Black Blade blazes darkly in my hand, I must fight on..."

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Richard Madden as Ikaris
Angelina Jolie as Thena
Gemma Chan as Sersi
Salma Hayek as Ajak
Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
Barry Keoghan as Druig
Bryan Tyree Henry as Phastos
Don Lee as Gigamesh
Lia McHugh as Sprite
Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman/Black Knight




This thread will be to discuss the upcoming role of Kit for the movie, The Eternals. Any spoilers for the movie or character this early on should be posted under the tag. Anything from official news sites or news from fan conventions are not considered spoilers and can be posted on this thread. Thanks.


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Old 05-13-2021, 09:40 PM
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100% because of Chloe. And there's dozens of movies listed in the article. I think most genre movies don't create awards buzz, outside of technical categories.

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Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi,’ ‘Eternals’ May Face Uphill Battle to Enter China

A recent Chinese state media report has added to rumors that two major Marvel superhero films, “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” may not be approved for release in China.

In a report on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four films, the CCTV6 China Movie Channel aired a list of the U.S. release dates for eight of the ten scheduled titles, but conspicuously left out “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi.” After “Black Widow,” which hits the U.S. July 9, they are the next two MCU films in the line-up, releasing in North America on Sept. 3 and Nov. 5, respectively.

The omission might seem small, but its significance lies in its provenance: the channel is under the jurisdiction of China’s powerful propaganda department, which has the final word on film approvals.

China does not operate a free market in cinema. All foreign-made films seeking release in Chinese theaters must receive government approval and pass censorship. There are also separate quotas for films imported on flat-fee terms and those, such as Hollywood studio titles, seeking a more lucrative revenue sharing release through a state-owned distributor.

While the China Movie Channel report is not hard evidence that the two titles will be banned from the China market, their omission could be an indication that something about them is troubling Chinese officials.

Both movies have a direct connection to China. “Shang-Chi” will mark the debut of Marvel’s first Asian superhero, played by China-born Simu Liu, alongside Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Michelle Yeoh, both household names in China."Eternals” is Marvel’s first tentpole directed by a woman of color — China-born, Oscar-winning Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”).

That the very two movies one might expect to resonate most with Chinese viewers are now the ones facing censorship concerns highlights the difficulty of navigating the world’s largest film market.


The odds are already more clearly stacked against “Eternals,” due to Zhao’s position as an unexpected persona non grata in China. A ban on “Eternals” would be shocking but not implausible, given the recent nationalist backlash that led to Zhao’s name and achievements being wiped from much of the Chinese web.

Chinese state media celebrated her best director win at the February Golden Globes, but by the time her historic three Oscar wins for “Nomadland” rolled around two months later, authorities imposed a media blackout on the news. The film’s scheduled April 23 debut in limited release was pulled, with no explanation or new date set.

Zhao’s troubles show that the trolling in China can have significant real-world consequences — at least when online pressure is aligned with the sentiments authorities wish to encourage, such as nationalism.


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There's more at the source concerning Shang Chi.
Thanks for sharing the article. I didn't know Chloe's a persona non grata in China.
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Old 05-16-2021, 09:34 AM
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It seems to have happened recently, around the time of the Oscars and the Oscar campaigning. She is discussed on social media but people use code and not her name to avoid government scrutiny. Supposedly, it's because she's been critical of China. IMO, her criticisms have been pretty mild. Just about every public figure complains about where they grew up, particularly artists. But I'm not Chinese, nor particularly educated about the Chinese gov't. There are articles about it on pan Asian new sites. But until now, it wasn't about Eternals so I never posted them.

Some possibly good news. Shang-Chi is going to be in theaters first and exclusively for 6 weeks:


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Disney said "Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings" and "Free Guy" will play exclusively in theaters for 45 days.

The decision to release the two movies exclusively in theaters comes "amidst recent signs of consumer confidence and moviegoing," said CEO Bob Chapek during an earnings call Thursday.

The news comes just hours after the company said its blockbuster film "Jungle Cruise" would debut in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access on July 30. Disney has used a similar tactic for "Mulan" and "Raya and the Last Dragon" and plans to use it for the debut of the upcoming films "Cruella" and "Black Widow."

"Free Guy," a Ryan Reynolds feature, is slated to hit theaters Aug. 13, while "Shang-Chi," a new Marvel film starring Simu Liu, is slated for Sept. 3.

"Without a doubt, this is welcome news for theater owners in a world where shorter, but reasonable, windows are no longer taboo," said Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice. "Today's news emphasizes an upside to Disney's case-by-case approach when it comes to short-term hybrid releases and long-term game plans by providing stability in expectations for the studio's commitment to both the unique audience experience and the financial potential generated by theatrical exclusivity."

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Old 05-18-2021, 12:17 AM
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China's like that, their citizens aren't supposed to talk ill of their government. This whole China-HKG conflict has also a lot to do with China wanting full control of Hong Kong.

That's definitely good news as it will help boost the movie industry again. Marvel movies always have a different atmosphere when watched at a cinema.
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oh yeah... I really loved watching the MCU movies at the theaters
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Old 05-18-2021, 11:08 PM
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Plus I'd pay top money to watch Marvel movies on IMAX. I don't do that for other movies.
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Old 05-19-2021, 02:07 PM
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China's like that, their citizens aren't supposed to talk ill of their government. This whole China-HKG conflict has also a lot to do with China wanting full control of Hong Kong.

That's definitely good news as it will help boost the movie industry again. Marvel movies always have a different atmosphere when watched at a cinema.
Definitely, to your first point. It's a bit strange because Chloe didn't criticize the government at all. It was just a few vague comments about not fitting in. Hopefully, Eternals and Shang Chi will air there. China is a huge audience that they can't afford to lose.

I feel like the communal aspect as seeing films in theaters can't be replicated. Like at my old restaurant, we used to air old Looney Tunes cartoons on a screen for kids on certain nights. They were all kids who'd had big screen tvs and smartphones since they were born. But they were very upset when our projector broke down for a few weeks. It was funny to see kids who had access to anything at anytime wanting to see cartoons that were over 40 years old in a restaurant.

New Black Knight cover (from his series):

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Old 05-19-2021, 11:52 PM
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And that too. China has a huge audience that they can't afford to lose.

That's clever actually. Kids will watch any cartoons on TV and it'll help to keep them off their tablets for a while.

Amazing comic book cover. I can't wait to see Kit in his Black Knight costume already.
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Kit is going to rock the costume! I love BK's helmet.
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Old 05-20-2021, 10:29 PM
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And he also carries a sword? That's gonna come in handy since Kit already knows how to handle a sword.
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It sure will

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Old 05-23-2021, 02:26 AM
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I'm not even hoping/wishing that we'll get Kit & Richard together in the trailer but of course that's what I'm hoping for.
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And he also carries a sword? That's gonna come in handy since Kit already knows how to handle a sword. :)
Yes, the sword is very important. :)



Very exciting.

Just discussion (with some speculation) of the trailer in the spoiler tag:

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Ohhh the trailer is good
I'm really looking forward to this movie

I agree with the "speculation", Pia
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OMG that trailer! HEEEEEEEEELPPPP. What a beautiful movie. The scenery, the effects, Salma's voice over, etc. And I know that Sersi will be my fave but Thena is a close second. Angelina is going to be a fan favorite.



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