Slowly we are learning more about many of the new characters Marvel is incorporating into its Avengers line-up. The most recent education came from Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who opened up about Captain Marvel and The Eternals in an interview with Bionic Buzz.
We already know Captain Marvel is getting her very own movie next year and is joining the fight in Avengers 4, but beyond that we still don’t know much about her story. That’s something Feige is very aware of.
“The history of Captain Marvel goes back and is rather confusing,” said Feige. “The one we’re doing is based on Carol Danvers and in particular the Kelly Sue DeConnick run, which has only been around the last few years but is really quite inspirational for us.”
Then Feige moved on to talking about The Eternals, which are expected to be the newest members of the MCU line-up in the coming years. Unsurprisingly, Feige compared the property to Guardians of the Galaxy, who were also unknown characters at one point before entering our lexicon.
“[I can say] very little when it comes to Eternals, but I will say your reaction about not being familiar with The Eternals is perfect because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians and believe it or not there were people who were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man,” said Feige. “So for us it’s finding great stories whether people have heard of them or not and bringing them to the big screen in as an amazing way as we can.”
In incorporating The Eternals to the MCU, Marvel faces a big challenge, but given the studio’s track record with Guardians and other properties, we should trust the studio to come through and create an interesting new set of characters.
The Eternals is going to be among the next wave of new MCU movies, with production to start in 2019, according to a new report.
Marvel’s plans beyond 2019 has been quite the mystery, but more details have surfaced over the past few weeks that give us a good idea of what to expect. Doctor Strange 2 and Black Widow are certainly in the studio’s plans and so is another project: The Eternals. We’ve know for a time The Eternals would be adapted for the big screen, we just didn’t know when. Now, a new report is revealing the movie will enter production in 2019.
According to The Hashtag Show’s Charles Murphy, The Eternals is “on the books” to enter production in September 2019 with a release date set for 2020.
There has been no confirmation from Marvel Studios on the news and that likely won’t happen until deep into 2019 as it puts its focus on making sure Avengers 4 is another monster hit and then embarking on the soft reboot of the franchise into Phase 4. However, if the report is to be believed, The Eternals already seems to be deep in development.
Again, nothing is definitive at this point with Marvel’s lack of updates on its movie slate beyond 2019, but adapting The Eternals seems like a logical move. With Guardians of the Galaxy and now Captain Marvel, the MCU is really moving toward exploring its cosmic side. Making The Eternals seems like a great way to expand the MCU horizon.