Some possible set photos of Eternals posted on Instagram by BespinBulletin (spotted by GWW) what looks to be an Aztec temple being built with some possible Jack Kirby inspired statues as well.
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Exclusive: One of the sets at Black Park is for ‘The Eternals’ and not Star Wars As you all know, for around a month I’ve been following development at Black Park, England for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ reshoots. There’s three areas, Site One – where they shot the Millennium Falcon last year and the Orange X-Wing, Site Two – a set on a raised plateau with a giant wooden structure and finally Site Three which was used for swamp and snow locations for Episode IX late 2018/early 2019. I’ve always been questionable on Site Two as it’s not in an area where they filmed principal photography for ‘The Rise of Skywalker’. After the Aztec looking statue arrived yesterday I started to have my doubts but today I’ve finally found out that it’s in-fact NOT for Star Wars but for Disney and Marvel’s upcoming movie, ‘The Eternals’ which begins filming in September. There is some signage in the area for Olympia Productions whereas the other set have Carbonado Industries, Carbonado was revealed last year by @fanthatracks to be the production company behind TrIXie/The Rise of Skywalker. I’ve come across LinkedIn profiles for employees of Olympia Productions (I’ve included one in the post) that show ‘The Eternals’ are part of Olympia Productions. Site One is still very much Star Wars, I’ve included an image of the Carbonado Industries signage at the area, a link to FanthaTracks’ original report and images of the site so you know which site I am referring to.
This setting would make sense as Salma Hayek’s Ajak, who is the leader of the Eternals in the film actually connection the Aztecs as her character was worshiped as a god.
Ajak fought Warlord Kro’s Deviant forces in Babylon 2500 years ago. He also had a strong presence in Central America, where the Aztecs believed him to be Quetzalcoatl and the Incas worshiped him as Tecumotzin, Lord of Flight.
Logically, this might be why Salma was hired for the role and possibly will see the Eternals potentially setting up shop in ancient Mexico/Central America/South America at some point in the film.
Kevin Feige has suggested over the weekend the film could span millions of years and 35,000 of years on Earth. The setting of the film hasn’t been confirmed, but it’s possible this Aztec temple might hint towards a version of Olympia on Earth.
The film set in pre-history would also explain the logline given at SDCC 2019.
The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens sent to Earth by the Celestials to save humankind from the Deviants.
I noticed some mention that is taking direct cues from the original Jack Kirby comics, however, Marvel Studios never really does carbon copies of their comic books for the big screen. I wouldn’t expect them to suddenly start making a shot-for-shot adaptation of their comics on the big screen even with their cosmic stuff.
Many people were expecting a faithful adaptation of the Infinity Gauntlet got a serious wake-up after the releases of Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Pulling designs from the comics doesn’t mean a lot about the plot since Feige said this would be “full Jack Kirby” and they’d obviously pull designs from those original comics for whatever they were going to do.
This supports our reporting that filming would be taking place at Pinewood Studios UK.
Eternals is officially set for release on November 6th, 2020.
SOURCE: BESPIN BULLETIN