With Avengers 4 on the way, everyone is wondering what comes in Phase Four. Given the secrecy of Marvel Studios, speculation is at a fever pitch.
One upcoming Marvel project involves The Eternals. Furthermore, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige admits to being a big fan of the comic.
During a Screen Rant interview, Feige explains his love of myths and legends like those of Greek lore. It is only natural that an idea like the Eternals would peak his interest. In particular, he loves Jack Kirby’s run on the comic book series.
“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,” he says. “They’ve been around for a long time.”
The concept of the Eternals being around since ancient times is an intriguing one. Furthermore, their influence on the MCU could be wide-ranging. As Feige notes: “There’s this notion of all of these myths and legends that we know from ancient times, were they inspired by the 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.”
Marvel villain Thanos has his origin tied to the Eternals. In the comics, he is the son of Mentor and Sui-San, as well as the brother to Starfox. Furthermore, Josh Brolin, Thano’s actor, has shown interest in reprising the role following Avengers 4. If Eternals takes place in the MCU’s past, we could see Thanos setting out on the road to evil.
Either way, The Eternals would be a great Marvel movie to watch. It sounds like a way for the MCU to go cosmic. As we know, the possibilities are endless.