Kevin Feige Confirms Marvel is Developing an ETERNALS Movie and The Lead Character May Have Been Revealed
Last week a rumor was reported that Marvel Studios was developing a big screen adaptation of The Eternals. Turns out that rumor is true! Kevin Feige himself confirmed the news during an interview with The Wrap saying:
"Eternals is one of many many many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate. We have started working on what are the films post-phase 3."
We know that the next phase of Marvel's plan will heavily involve the cosmic universe, so a property like The Eternals makes sense to throw into the mix. I loved Jack Kirby's style on this comic series and I would love to see that brought to life in film form.
The report goes on to say that the studio has been meeting with multiple screenwriters and the current plan is reportedly set the female Eternal known as Sersi as the lead. She can manipulate cosmic energy to grant herself virtual immortality, invulnerability, and reshape the molecules of other people or objects. In case you need a little info on The Eternals, here's a breakdown of their origin:
The Eternals first came into being about a million years ago when the First Host of Celestials arrived on Earth to perform genetic experiments on the nascent human race. To test the adaptability of the human gene, the Celestials accelerated the evolution of a handful of subjects and gave them the genetic potential to mentally manipulate limited quantities of cosmic energy, as well as other superhuman traits. Thus the Celestials created the race of Eternals, an evolutionary offshoot of humanity. The Celestials also performed similar experiments on subjects that led to the creation of the Deviants, another offshoot of humanity.
The Celestials altered the structure of the DNA complexes of the first generation of Deviants. The result was an unstable genetic code that radically changed the physical characteristics of Deviants with each generation. Thus a Deviant child will greatly differ in appearance from either of his or her parents. The Celestials experiments also involved implantation of latent genetic material in specimens of humanity's ancestors that would one day permit benevolent mutations in human beings.
I know that this Eternals movie isn't set in stone at this time, but I do hope that this movie does end up in their lineup of upcoming films.