Marvel Fans Unhappy and Shocked by Major ‘Eternals’ Scene

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Before reading, please be aware that this article will provide a spoiler scene from the Marvel film Eternals. If you do not wish to have any aspect of the film spoiled, please feel free to come back and take a read after you have seen the movie once it debuts on November 5, 2021. 

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When Marvel fans walk into a movie theater, they can almost always expect a few things. Superheroes, villains, epic battles, amazing special effects and cinematography, and an epic storyline. One thing that you may not anticipate, however, is a very intimate scene with intercourse.

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We have seen romances blossom time and time again in Kevin Feige’s MCU world. From Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) to Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Tom Holland) and MJ (Zendaya), we have seen so many relationships flourish in the Marvel films. We tend to see the superhero save their significant other and romantic kisses exchanged, but that is typically how far the PG-13 rating will take us.

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Now, in Marvel’s newest film, Eternals, it has been reported by The Daily Beast that there is a pretty raunchy intimate scene, when it comes to MCU standards at least. The scene seems to occur between Richard Madden and Gemma Chan, who play Ikaris and Sersi in the film. Although the couple would have been in love for 5,000 years, it seems that fans are still quite shocked to hear the scene will be included in the film.

The Daily Beast reviewed the scene, and it is easy to see that they were not a fan, calling the scene incredibly “awkward.”

At the risk of sounding like one of the Marvel obsessives who will likely whine about the sex scene on Reddit for completely different reasons, it was the purposelessness of this moment that made it so mind-numbing to watch. It seemed to exist solely to make people stop making fun of Marvel for never doing these scenes in the first place—which might be why everything about the moment, from the bored expressions on the actors’ faces to the dull, lifeless cinematography, land like a deep sigh muttering, “Well, here you go.”

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On Twitter, the reactions seem to be the same.

Boo-Inspector (@boo_inspector) was confused as to why it was included.

Why does Marvels Eternals have a sex scene? MCU has typically made movies for everyone, sure they might have subtle adult themes, but kids watch them.

Zoe-El (@Adam4004) felt the scene was not needed.

They put a sex scene in the marvels movie? Isn’t it PG13? Why? They owned the market with overall solid comic book movies. No sex scenes. No raunchy humor. Just overall good plots and action. Why ruin a working model?

Al (@lmaoly) thinks the film can do without the scene.

i love marvel but we could do without the sex scene in eternals

Of course, as the film has not yet debuted, we do not know much more about the scene, aside from what others who have seen pre-screenings of the movie have reported on it. That being said, for many parents who will be bringing their young ones to see the movie, it may be a good heads up to know that there is an intimate scene in the movie. Eternals is rated PG-13.

How do you feel about Marvel including such an intimate scene in one of their films? Let us know in the comments below.



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