New Eternals Footage Reveals Angelina Jolie and Don Lee in Intense Action Scenes

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ComicBook.com 13 October, 2021 - 11:00pm

Marvel's Eternals might be loaded with nearly a dozen new super heroes and visually astonishing locations across a millennia of history but, at its core, the story is aiming to put the romance between two characters at its forefront. While visiting the set of Eternals back in January of 2020, ComicBook.com and other members of the press sat down with producer Nate Moore to hear about the upcoming film. Among the many exciting promises Moore had to offer was a tease of Sersi and Ikaris, characters portrayed by Gemma Chan and Richard Madden, respectively, having a relationship which will largely drive the story.

"Ikaris and Sersi are very much the central characters of the movie," Moore said. "We've made 25 plus movies now at Marvel, but this is the first movie that's really built around a romance as the central relationship. I mean, obviously, you have Tony and Pepper, you have Steven and Peggy, those tend to be kind of the side stories. This, if we can do it right, is an epic romance. So it's never going to be The Notebook, but that's the goal, is for it to be something that is the spine of the movie. What we didn't know when we cast Richard and Gemma is they're actually really good friends and they've known each other for a long time, so that chemistry was sort of instantaneous, which is very helpful when you're trying to cast a romance like this."

As you can imagine, immortals are going to have their ups and downs in an eternal relationship. That's a lot of time to get to know someone, for better or worse! "7,000 years, I've been married to my wife for six, you definitely have your ups and downs," Moore said. "7,000 years, they definitely have their ups and downs, so you get to see them in all of the happy, joyous parts and the hard parts and the tricky parts. And again, I think that is really interesting to explore in the midst of all the other things that are going on, how do these two people stay together if they do stay together, or if they don't stay together, what tore them apart? But it, again, it's not The Notebook. But in The Notebook, you get to see like all the challenges they have to try and be with each other, I think this is similar."

Still, in The Notebook, Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams didn't have to fight off an ancient and evolving alien race known as Deviants! Ikaris and Sersi are certainly going to have their work cut out for them, not only to make their love work but also to save the world. Fortunately for them, they have eight more Eternals backing them up, many of which are going to be paired off throughout the movie in one way or another.

"We often talk about our Eternals in pairs because pairs tend to spend a lot of time together in the movie," Moore explained. "So an interesting pair, we think, is Gilgamesh and Thena. Gilgamesh is the strongest Eternal, he can use his cosmic energy to create an exoskeleton that actually amplifies his strength. Thena can use her cosmic energy to create weapons, sort of any weapon she can think of on demand, made of cosmic energy. So it makes her an incredible fighter, however, she has a tragic story in our film in that, she comes down with something called Mahd Wy'ry. If you guys are fans of comics, Mahd Wy'ry is it something that can beset an Eternal. It's a version of dementia. Because of the amount of memories they have, they become unstuck in their own minds. So she starts to forget exactly when she is. So through the course of the movie, Gilgamesh sort of becomes her protector."

Other pairs Moore is excited for audiences to see? Sprite and Kingo, Druig and Makkari, and Ajak and Phastos!

Are you excited to see Marvel's Eternals? Share your thoughts in the comment section or send them my way on Instagram! Eternals hits theaters on November 5! Tickets are on sale now. Tune into ComicBook.com's Phase Zero podcast in Episode 40 to hear more about our time on the set!

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New Eternals Footage Reveals Angelina Jolie and Don Lee in Intense Action Scenes

CBR 04 November, 2021 - 11:00pm

Marvel's Eternals is officially a few weeks away from arriving in theaters, which means the marketing campaign for the Marvel Studios blockbuster is ramping up. A number of new TV spots and promos are showcasing what fans have to look forward to in the film, especially with regards to its star-studded ensemble cast. A new Korean TV spot for the film is no exception, featuring snippets of new footage that show Thena (Angelina Jolie) and Gilgamesh (Don Lee) in action against the evil Deviants. You can check it out below.

"This was the real reason I wanted to make the film. It was to be part of such a diverse family, and it really didn't matter to me what the size of the role would be," Jolie shared in an interview last month. "What surprised me the most about joining the MCU and working with [director] Chloé [Zhao] was how grounded she was. The first time the cast met, she was barefoot and sat on the floor. It was through this first meeting that we discovered that we perceived ourselves as geeks and misfits, so that connected us all and added another layer to the story of Eternals. It was our quirks and differences that became our superpowers. Chloé is the great equalizer - even though this was a massive, star-studded cast she was working with, she treated us with the same amount of attention and care."

Eternals follows a race of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years reunites to battle the evil Deviants. In addition to Jolie, the film stars Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, and Salma Hayek as Ajak. 

"A couple of things we learned when we met [Zhao], one, she grew up reading Manga. She grew up in Beijing, China, so sort of comic book storytelling is kind of in her blood. Two, she's a huge MCU fan. She's seen our movies countless times. She loves them. She loves Captain America, especially, and she sort of blew us away with her infectious energy," Marvel producer Nate Moore explained during a visit to the film's set. "She also comes out the Sundance Lab and it was actually the same year as Ryan Coogler, who directed Black Panther, and they approached storytelling in a very similar way. They're different filmmakers in a lot of other respects, but again, in talking to her early on, we realized this was a true storyteller, a writer, director who did have a very on vision of what the movie could be. And it's been proven true. Look, she's been writing on the script every day. She's great with actors. She sort of pushed us, I think, as a filmmaker to make Eternals feel aesthetically different than any other Marvel movie."

Marvel's Eternals is set to be released only in theaters on November 5th.

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Breast cancer: Women’s cycle length during menopause transition increases risk says study

Screen Rant 13 October, 2021 - 01:44pm

Women’s menstrual cycle length could be a key factor for increased risk of breast cancer, says a new study. Compared with women with a median menstrual cycle length, women who had cycles of extreme length had a nearly twofold increased incidence of breast cancer.

Menstrual cycle length has been associated with different chronic conditions, including breast cancer, the new study found.

The study suggests that changes in cycle length specifically during the menopause transition may also predict a woman’s risk of developing atherosclerosis after menopause.

Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

Other health conditions impacted by menstrual cycle length include osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.

Reproductive hormone levels vary greatly depending on the timing of ovulation and the length of the cycle, which could be a reason for this added risk.

It has also been suggested that cycle length could be an important marker for cumulative hormone exposure during a reproductive lifetime.

Cumulative oestrogen exposure varies by cycle length compared with women with normal-length cycles as opposed to women with short cycles.

A woman with frequent menstrual cycles (short cycles) will spend more of her reproductive years with higher oestrogen levels than a woman with very long cycles because the early follicular phase of the cycle is characterised by relatively less oestrogen secretion and is the more variable portion of the cycle.

Previous studies have already shown that women with irregular or long menstrual cycles have greater cardiovascular disease risk.

In addition, a long menstrual cycle (more than 40 days) has been identified as a potential risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Often the average menstrual cycle length begins to increase rapidly starting at four years before the final menstrual period.

Findings to date assumed that all women experience one common trajectory of menstrual cycle length change over the menopause transition.

However, as women go through menopause, it’s possible that they could experience a variety of patterns or changes in menstrual cycle length.

But no known previous studies considered the effect of different patterns of menstrual cycle length during the menopause transition until now.

Doctor Stephanie Faubion, NAMS medical director said of the discovery: “This study highlights that menstrual cycle length over the menopause transition may be another factor to consider when assessing cardiovascular risk in women.

“These findings are consistent with prior studies that link irregular menses with cardiovascular disease risk, potentially because of lower mean oestrogen levels associated with fewer ovulations.

“Patterns of menstrual cycle length over the menopause transition are associated with subclinical atherosclerosis after menopause.”

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