Fandango, the ultimate digital network for all things movies, is reporting that Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” is now the second best pre-seller among 2021 blockbusters in Fandango’s advance ticket sales. “Eternals” is pacing ahead of Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which previously held the position, and behind only Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow.” The movie opens this Friday in theaters only.
Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 moviegoers planning to see “Eternals” and found that:
- 98% are excited to see the Marvel Cinematic Universe expanding with new characters.
- 97% are looking forward to seeing a different kind of Marvel Studios movie.
- 94% are excited to see the film’s use of real, exotic locations (instead of CGI green screens).
- 81% are curious to see Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao’s take on the superhero genre.
“‘Eternals’ is a haunting, soulful and spectacular epic, the kind that only Chloe Zhao can deliver and that demands to be seen on the big screen,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “It offers a new MCU mythology that makes it feel separate from every Marvel movie that has come before it, and it takes the brand in a refreshing new direction.”
Fandango interviewed the director and cast of “Eternals,” and you can find their comments on the characters’ inspirations and how their film fits into the MCU in this exclusive “Behind the Movie” video here.
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