Marvel Will Reportedly Start Production on THE ETERNALS in 2019
It looks like Marvel Studios is going to start shooting The Eternals soon. According to a recent report, the studio is looking at starting production on the film in September of 2019. If this is true, it means that there’s a good chance it could fill that November 6th, 2020 release date slot.
The Eternals is being directed Chloe Zhaol (The Rider) from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The comic was created by Jack Kirby, and the story is set millions of years ago “when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as the Deviants.” Those two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race.
It was also previously reported that the film will revolve around the female Eternal known as Sersi. She has the ability to manipulate cosmic energy to grant herself virtual immortality, invulnerability, and reshape the molecules of other people or objects.
According to That Hashtag Show, Marvel is expected to assemble a very diverse cast for the film and they are expected to start putting together that cast early next summer.
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 still in limbo, it makes sense that Marvel would want to push this new cosmic Marvel story into production sooner rather than later.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with the comics but it’s visual stunning stuff! My one hope is that they properly bring Jack Kirby’s visuals to life for this film.