Last week Marvel shuffled the entire MCU slate and delayed Eternals until February 2021 from its original November release date. As with everything right now, things are a bit chaotic, and now it appears that some of the VFX work for the movie may be on hold due to the delay.
Recently Scanline, one of the studios who is working on the visual effects for Eternals, revealed that they were able to work on the effects remotely. Now a layout artist at the studio says “a major client has canceled several of the large projects we had” and that they’re now out of work:
Pues bien. Nos comunican que un cliente importante ha cancelado varios de los proyectos grandes que teníamos, y que todos los que estábamos trabajando en ellos quedamos suspendidos de empleo y sueldo hasta nueva orden. Estoy sin trabajo. Y con bastante susto en el cuerpo.— Carolina Jiménez G. (@Okinfografia) April 6, 2020
If one of those large projects was Eternals, it makes a bit of sense with everything else being shut down due to the virus. I’m sure once things stabilize and productions ramp up again the work will continue.