Rumors about the Eternals coming in Phase 4...

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  1. Protar Registered

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    Whether they were relevant in the comics is not really a problem. So long as they have the potential to serve a role in the MCU, they can be made to work just as the Guardians did. The Eternals expand the cosmic side of the MCU and potentially help set up mutants. They have a role to play.
     
  2. MasterCat Registered

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    I have zero interest in this unless it's based on Kirby's original run. I want SHIELD chasing the concept "Indiana Jones meets Sersi from Greek mythology", leading up to Godzilla-size robots landing on Earth to analyze it.

    "Eternals don't know they're anything other than average New Yorkers. Also one of them is 616 Hercules! And so is Ms. Marvel!" sounds terrible, and not getting to see Celestials standing on Earth would be so bleh.
     
  3. Chip Chipperson the big guy

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    I eagerly await to see how marvel somehow makes me care about the eternals
     
  4. Web-Head Cowabunga

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    I know nothing of the Eternals but I've started to stop questioning Marvel Studios at this point (for the most part)
     
  5. pixen Registered

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    Were the Guardians of the Galaxy before the movie? Sure, they had a lot of comic issues but no one really knew of them outside of Rocket from MvC3. This has a chance at being great too. Also with it being less popular, allows for a little pushing and pulling with the comic accuracy. Just hope Sersi is the lead.
     
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    That has never once been a factor in the success of Marvel's movies.
     
  7. pixen Registered

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    I will say, I recently read Gaiman’s Eternals run and it could be a nice jumping off point for a movie. Lots to tweak and push but I liked the tone of it a lot.
     
  8. Roose Bolton Son of Katas

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    The guys behind Ruin are writing this? That was one of the most heart wrenching scripts I've ever read, so this could be something special.
     
  9. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    What does black list mean? Is it the tv show? I thought it was like if you said something bad about Steven spielberg’s Mum or whatever you got put on the Hollywood black list.

    Anyway I’m not worried. Marvel has always had success by waiting for the right script to turn up rather than just getting people to go out and write scripts for them. Eternals is a random choice but I can dig it.

    To be honest I was actually more worried about black panther and cap marvel because they looked like the first fan demanded properties and I thought maybe that meant they might miss the marvel touch. How wrong I was!
     
  10. Kuwolski g r u n t - m a n

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    In this case the term is used for known great scripts within the industry that haven't been produced for whatever reason.
     
  11. Mike Murdock Registered

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    I did the same thing, but I at least did it several years ago. It got me reading Charles Soule's Uncanny Inhumans run and then Al Ewing's Royals, so I have no complaints. Eternals seems much shorter overall. When I assemble a reading list for them, I'll probably have to throw in stuff involving the Celestials and Deviants without them too.

    They had an arc in Thor in the 70s, but their biggest relevance is probably that an Eternal or two was a member of the Avengers from time to time - particularly if you count Starfox.
     
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    I would love to find out what went down between Marvel Studios and Marvel TV in regards to Inhumans and what role (if any) that played in putting an Eternals flick onto the MCU front burner. They are similar enough properties, but you would think Feige and company would prefer working with higher profile characters like Black Bolt, Medusa and Lockjaw over Ikaris, Sersi and Makkari.

    Did the rumored plot of the Inhumans being earth based sleeper agents cause (additional) tension between Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment, to the point that Feige decided to hand it back to Ike? Did he think that the Celestial based background of the Eternals fit in better with Phase 4? My suspicion is that the Inhuman story line on AOS completely turned off the control-freak Feige from putting Terrigenesis into his connected cinematic universe, and after the split he decided to go in another direction.
     
  13. Flint Marko Bring me Thanos (P)

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    I feel abundantly confident that this is the reason. And, truth be told, it makes sense given how lame the Inhumans were in AoS. I'll go to the mat defending AoS, but the weakest aspect of that show by far is all the Inhuman stuff in season 2.
     
  14. Zarex Registered

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    I don't know if it was so much the quality that turned him off (though that was a definite problem) but the fact that AOS introduced Inhumans in the first place. When Anthony Mackie pooh poohed the idea of Marvel TV characters showing up in the movies he gave a glimpse of how Feige operates. He created this world from scratch and any cooks not under his direct control are not welcome in his kitchen.

    https://www.screengeek.net/2017/03/19/anthony-mackie-says-marvel-tv-movie-crossover-wouldnt-work/
     
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    This baffles me. I am aware of Starfox and Sersi...read some Avengers runs with them in it...but never really liked either one of them very much. The name "Eternals" means virtually nothing to me. I just read the extensive Wiki page on them (though to be clear...I lost interest midway through and really just skimmed the rest) and still cant really tell anyone what the hook of the concept is/why anyone should be interested.

    This whole idea just seems like Kirby had run out of good ideas so Marvel pulled a poorly thought out retread idea out of the trash.
     
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    Here's the hook: there's an Indiana Jones type archaeologist doing fieldwork in western South America, with grad students including his early-20s daughter. When they find an artifact that supports the belief in ancient aliens, one of the grad students displays super powers and claims to be a 3300-year-old Greek who can explain the artifact as a beacon to welcome the gods who created us from Homo erectus. Someone who looks like the Devil but claims to be a good guy warns them that these "gods" are not benevolent, so don't touch it. SHIELD agents show up to take over everything. The protagonists don't want to cooperate.
    End with Godzilla-sized robots landing on Earth. The ancient Greek characters the script has introduced bow to these "gods" and say they're here to judge us.
     
  17. Albright Premiere Access

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    I'm not a comic book guy, but after I've seen Avengers in 2012 I was so excited about Thanos. When I heared the next movies after Iron man 3 and Thor 2 will be Cap 2 and something with a talking racoon I was so dissapointed...never again I was so wrong.
    So bring on the Eternals movie - Marvel can't loose :woot:
     
  18. David H. We’re not owed anything.

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    Marvel’s The Eternals vs DC’s New Gods.

    What a time...
     
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    Im open to it. Not sure how it would work. They shouldn't be on earth or at most only a couple. Otherwise it begs the question of where had they been while all the other stuff was going on.
    Maybe have them be the rulers of earth before odin conquered the 9 realms.

    Dunno. There is a lot of possibility there. I'm sure that feige and his crew have a good idea where they want to go with this. Maybe the celestials being the big bads after thanos? Although would mean a galactus threatening the earth would be well down the road.

    Blend the eternals with the olympians. Hercules, ares and zues brought in.
     
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    In that idea, the Eternals are "ancient Greek" people who bow to the giant invaders, right? Sound like bad guys. The devil looking dude is the hero?
     
  21. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I'm so down to see an Eternals movie. My problem is just the 3 movie limit. Clearly they are doing this to kick off an x-men franchise, but if that's true, please don't limit the stories with the current roster. :(

    I want to see Thor 4, Ant-Man 3, Iron Man 4, Bucky/Falcon Cap, Doctor Strange 5, Nova, Black Widow... etc.

    4 a year for a while would be nice. :)
     
  22. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    I'd find it interesting if the wash of cosmic energy expended at the end of this movie (theoretical) affected the genetics of the people on planet earth, as well as 4 astronauts orbiting the planet, not protected by earth's atmosphere.
     
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    I don’t need Thor 4, Iron Man 4, no idea why you said Dr Strange 5 but I can cap out at 3 of those.
     
  24. Silvermoth Krakoan native

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    To be honest, now that this looks like it’s moving ahead I’m dying to see how sersi turns out
     
  25. pr0xyt0xin Shaper Savant

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    You don't need Thor 4 but you need an Eternals movie? :huh::loco:

    Doctor Strange 5 was a joke because I'm an over-the-top fan of his, but you're seriously done with Thor? You think Ragnarok was just, like what? The end of his heroics?

    And the real mandarin from All Hail the King? No one wants to address that?

    But then yes to a Bucky Cap film? I dont understand.
     

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