Though exciting, we all know that filming on set can at times be dangerous. With reports of accidents happening on set that sometimes lead to the casts needing to be hospitalised.
Recently, it was reported that the cast and crew of Marvel’s The Eternals were forced to halt production of the upcoming film after it was reported that an unexploded bomb was discovered close to their shooting location on the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura.
First reported by The Sun, Angelina Jolie and Richard Madden, who star as Thena and Ikaris respectively in the film, were amongst those led away from the set as bomb disposal units were called in to disarm the unexploded bomb.
‘It was obviously terrifying — the bomb could have been there for decades untouched but who knows what might have happened if it was disturbed,’ an insider from the set said to The Sun. “Some of the biggest stars in the world were on set and nobody was taking any chances. Fortunately, experts dealt with it.”
It is unknown when the bomb was planted as well as who could have planted it but as the island had been used as a Nazi base during World War Two, the bomb was speculated to be a remnant armament from a Nazi base.
Fortunately, production quickly resumed after the bomb was removed and this small setback does not seem to have halted filming in any big way.
The Eternals is currently scheduled to be released on November 6, 2020.