Everyone at Marvel Studios is being secretive about any of their plans. They’re waiting until after Avengers 4 to announce the future and be less reserved about the MCU’s future. Marvel is yet to announce anything beyond Spider-Man officially: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, but the plans are already in motion. And according to the rumours, The Eternals is the next big thing in MCU!
Rumours of Marvel Studios developing The Eternals began this year, and while there was initially much doubt that it was right, it has gained much momentum. Marvel unofficially hired a writing duo to get a script ready for the film in May, but they have yet to confirm what their plans.
In a recent press release of Ant-Man and the Wasp with Kevin Feige, he talked about the topic and said that there is much possibility and potential to explore in Eternals franchisee.
“Well, one of the cool things about that property and what Jack Kirby did with it and what’s been done with it in recent years is it does tie into they’re called Eternals, they’ve been around for a long time. You know? There’s this notion of all of these myths and legends that we know from ancient times, were they inspired by the Eternals? Were they Eternals? It’s a very … you know; it’s an ancient aliens kind of sci-fi trope that we think would be fun to explore someday.” Feige said.
Jack Kirby was the writer and creator of the Eternals back in 1976. They are a god-like race which was there on earth for ages. They have deep connections with the humanity and human history and have fought over the control of the planet ages ago. The concept was rebooted in 2006 with an updated take.
With the thousands of years of history to explore Marvel has enough opportunity to make it a big storyline. Marvel has already started to lay the foundation for it. Thanos and his father were Eternal. Also, we could see another eternal pop up in Avengers 4. The Eternals could be a stand-alone movie for introducing a character, but it won’t be carried out to full potential in a stand-alone film, it could be that it would be the next ensemble movie. As these plans become solidified, it’s only a matter of time before we know more about The Eternals could explore the MCU’s history.
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