In the next two months, we will have the pleasure of watching both Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame in cinemas. These Marvel superhero films will close out Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and lay the foundation for Phase 4 of this comic book movie franchise.
One of the many MCU movies that will come out in Phase 4 is Eternals and, in an interview with Collider at a press day for Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige had the chance to talk about Eternals.
Here is what Kevin Feige had to say on what the plan is for introducing a film like Eternals into the MCU and how the movie will heavily lean into the source material by Jack Kirby:
“Everything after Endgame, and after Spider-Man: Far From Home, will be different and be unique, as we try to make every film. But seeing returning characters is certainly something we’re gonna do and want to do.”
“But also introducing characters that the majority of the world has never heard of, much like Guardians, much like Avengers before we made Avengers. And there are lots of them.”
“Eternals are one group, but we like the idea of introducing an ensemble, doing an ensemble movie from the start, as opposed to building up as we did with the first Avengers. More like Guardians, not tonally, but in terms of introducing a new group of people.”
“You were asking about ’60s, and ’70s before. Jack Kirby did an immense, amazing epic with Eternals that spans tens of thousands of years, and that’s also something we haven’t really done, which is why that among many other things post-Endgame, we find appealing.”