The Eternals is an idea that Marvel has been thinking about for years, and now it’s finally going to see a theatrical release.
Unknown properties, like this, have proven to be successful under the Marvel umbrella with the right director and the right writer. Guardians of the Galaxy was relatively unknown until James Gun and Marvel Studios brought it to live and is now one of the most successful properties they own.
Taking a trip in the past, a lot of Marvel characters were, and still are, owned by different studios. Big characters such as Spider-Man and the X-Men were untouchable; however, Marvel took unpopular characters, such as Iron Man and Captain America, and turned them into household names.
The Eternals will have a similar story because a lot of fans don’t know who they are just yet.
Kevin Feige got together with Collider and spilled some juicy details on what’s to come of this new group of heroes.
“Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people. You were asking about ’60s, and ’70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing.”
Kevin Feige is definitely excited for this new group and so are we!
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The Eternals will be directed Chloé Zhao with the screenplay penned by Matthew K. and Ryan Firpo. Based on the characters created by legend, Jack Kirby.