Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie had been reportedly evacuated from the set of Marvel Studios’ The Eternals after an unexploded bomb was found close to the set location.
According to a report by The Sun, the unexploded bomb was found near the Eternals set location on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura, forcing Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and the remainder of the team to halt the production and go away from the set as bomb disposal specialists had been called in to disarm the device. The outlet notes that the Spanish island held a Nazi base throughout World War II and the explosive device is believed to be a remnant from the period.
As the bomb was being eliminated, the team of The Eternals, together with Richard Madden and Angelina Jolie, had been relocated to a safe space on the island that was in a secure distance from the bomb. An insider informed that whereas the unexploded bomb might have been there for many years, the filming of the movie wouldn’t have caused it to trigger:
“It was obviously terrifying — the bomb could have been there for decades untouched but who knows what might have happened if it was disturbed. Some of the biggest stars in the world were on set and nobody was taking any chances. Fortunately, experts dealt with it.”
Richard Madden, who is well known for his famous role as Robb Stark in Game of Thrones and The Bodyguard, portrays the highly powerful Ikaris. Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie stars as Thena, who’s the daughter of Zuras, who is the chief of the Earth-based Eternals and founding father of Olympia.
In the comics, the Eternals are an evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than regular people. Created by the Celestials over 1,000,000 years in the past, the superpowered beings had been the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals were embroiled in a conflict amongst themselves over whether or not or not they need to conquer the opposite races. One faction was led by Kronos and the opposite by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ winning the battle whereas Uranos and his followers had been exiled.
Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script written by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee, and Barry Keoghan.
The Eternals will release in theatres on November 6, 2020. Do share your thoughts about this incident in the comments section.