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#1 Edited by firebiscuits (57 posts) - - Show Bio

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Marvel Studios has tapped Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo to pen the script for The Eternals.

No further details were provided, but this latest piece of news does come in hot on the heels of Disney CEO Bob Iger telling shareholders last week that Marvel was looking to launch a new franchise relatively soon and while many assumed it would be a film based on The Eternals, nothing had been confirmed until now. The Eternals now joins the Untitled Spider-Man Sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, and Black Widow as titles that have more or less been confirmed for Phase 4.

For those unfamiliar, the story of the Eternals began over five million years ago when the Celestials visited Earth and performed genetic experiments on early proto-humanity - creating two divergent raches: the long-lived Eternals and the genetically unstable Deviants. As for which characters we may see, THR strongly implies that Ikaris, Sersi, and Thena will be among the many characters introduced.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/marvel-sets-black-list-writers-eternals-movie-1112084?

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#2 Posted by mrmonster (8945 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they'll help introduce the next major conflict after Thanos.

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#3 Posted by firebiscuits (57 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster: no doubt.

The Eternals are mad interesting. Super easy sale for Marvel. They'll be an instant hit.

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#4 Posted by RukelnikovFTW (4489 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they'll help introduce the next major conflict after Thanos.

Yup, they could also be used to introduce the mutants.

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#5 Posted by firebiscuits (57 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster: in Neil Gaiman's run the Eternals walked amongst man after a event caused them all to lose their memory's. I'm betting OG Avengers retire after A4. Leaving the MCU partly to the Eternals.

What brings their memory's back? When half the universe is returned with the IG I bet their memory's return with them. Launching a whole new phase.

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#6 Posted by byrd42 (483 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrmonster: no doubt.

The Eternals are mad interesting. Super easy sale for Marvel. They'll be an instant hit.

They can not pull a DC and think that the concept will carry it to instant hit status. They have to try to make this interesting and entertaining (as they have on all or most prior MCU movies).

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#7 Posted by Gaoron (5043 posts) - - Show Bio

... so what are those eternals you speak off?

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#8 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

Who?

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#9 Posted by TonyMartial (1730 posts) - - Show Bio

Who are the Eternals?

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#10 Posted by KanyeCosby (4076 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonymartial: @worldofthunder: @gaoron: The Eternals are an alien race in Marvel created by the Celestials. They look like humans and there are different kinds of Eternals with different abilities. Both Thanos and Hyperion are Eternals.

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#11 Posted by Old_Blighty (829 posts) - - Show Bio

Yay, a superhero movie......

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#12 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

@tonymartial: @worldofthunder: @gaoron: The Eternals are an alien race in Marvel created by the Celestials. They look like humans and there are different kinds of Eternals with different abilities. Both Thanos and Hyperion are Eternals.

What's the point of them? What do they contribute with in the MCU?

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#13 Edited by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@worldofthunder said:
@kanyecosby said:

@tonymartial: @worldofthunder: @gaoron: The Eternals are an alien race in Marvel created by the Celestials. They look like humans and there are different kinds of Eternals with different abilities. Both Thanos and Hyperion are Eternals.

What's the point of them? What do they contribute with in the MCU?

They're involved in both cosmic and Earth storylines. They occassionaly help the Avengers, I think. I haven't read their old stories.

There are Earth Eternals (Olympians) and Titan Eternals. Their nemesis are the Deviants. Both the Eternals and the Deviants are genetically engineered Gods (by the Celestials), but Deviants are corrupted.

There's an illness that can turn Titan Eternals into Deviants, which is what afflicted Thanos.

In Neil Gaimen's run all the Earth Eternals have lost their memory, except Ikaris' (the blond dude). Then the Deviants kidnap one of them to awaken a Celestial who can summon an army of aliens that bring about a day of judgement on Earth

I think they'll use Neil Gaimen's run as inspiration for the film.

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#14 Posted by TonyMartial (1730 posts) - - Show Bio

@worldofthunder said:
@kanyecosby said:

@tonymartial: @worldofthunder: @gaoron: The Eternals are an alien race in Marvel created by the Celestials. They look like humans and there are different kinds of Eternals with different abilities. Both Thanos and Hyperion are Eternals.

What's the point of them? What do they contribute with in the MCU?

They're involved in both cosmic and Earth storylines. They occassionaly help the Avengers.

There are Earth Eternals (Olympians) and Titan Eternals. Their nemesis are the Deviants. Both the Eternals and the Deviants are genetically engineered Gods (by the Celestials), but Deviants are corrupted.

There's an illness that can turn Titan Eternals into Deviants, which is what afflicted Thanos.

In Neil Gaimen's run all the Earth Eternals have lost their memory, except Ikaris' (the blond dude). Then the Deviants kidnap one of them to awaken a Celestial who can summon an army of aliens that bring about a day of judgement on Earth

I think they'll use Neil Gaimen's run as inspiration for the film.

Eh sounds boring.

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#15 Posted by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force said:
@worldofthunder said:
@kanyecosby said:

@tonymartial: @worldofthunder: @gaoron: The Eternals are an alien race in Marvel created by the Celestials. They look like humans and there are different kinds of Eternals with different abilities. Both Thanos and Hyperion are Eternals.

What's the point of them? What do they contribute with in the MCU?

They're involved in both cosmic and Earth storylines. They occassionaly help the Avengers.

There are Earth Eternals (Olympians) and Titan Eternals. Their nemesis are the Deviants. Both the Eternals and the Deviants are genetically engineered Gods (by the Celestials), but Deviants are corrupted.

There's an illness that can turn Titan Eternals into Deviants, which is what afflicted Thanos.

In Neil Gaimen's run all the Earth Eternals have lost their memory, except Ikaris' (the blond dude). Then the Deviants kidnap one of them to awaken a Celestial who can summon an army of aliens that bring about a day of judgement on Earth

I think they'll use Neil Gaimen's run as inspiration for the film.

Eh sounds boring.

Sounds like every superhero story. It matters what they do with it and if they manage to make us care.

Eternals are based on Greek Gods. So they'll have an Earth equivalent of the Asgardians.

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#16 Posted by firebiscuits (57 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: "There's an illness that can turn Titan Eternals into Deviants, which is what afflicted Thanos."

So so dope. I did know that. Marvel is going to blend this story right in smooth with the current MCU events.

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#17 Posted by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: "There's an illness that can turn Titan Eternals into Deviants, which is what afflicted Thanos."

So so dope. I did know that. Marvel is going to blend this story right in smooth with the current MCU events.

Yes, it fits in perfectly, especially if they have Amnesia. That would explain their absence thus far.

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#18 Posted by cosmic_reign (2270 posts) - - Show Bio

Eternals are some of my favs...

Hopefully some focus will be on their origin, which will involve Celestials!! --> For this, I'm HYPED!

Hope it's GREAT!!

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#19 Posted by King-Stranglehold da first (6123 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the best news! Love the Eternals and hope they get MORE exposure. Hope Marvel doesn't stumble with this like with the Inhumans. Doubt they will.

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#20 Posted by adamTRMM (7179 posts) - - Show Bio

Please don't be a comedy^infinity (no pun).

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#21 Posted by The_Kidd (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

Good to see MCU expanding the cosmic landscap, guessing this is an answer to New Gods.

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#22 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: HHAHAHAHAHA Amnesia lol

Yeah, the eternal part does sound interesting.

Why did the celestials create them?

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#23 Posted by skywalker95 (578 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_kidd: They were Both Created by Jack Kirby

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#24 Edited by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@worldofthunder said:

@enigma-force: HHAHAHAHAHA Amnesia lol

Yeah, the eternal part does sound interesting.

Why did the celestials create them?

ffff the Amnesia sounds lame. But they were just made to forget about their past and heritage. All of them, except one.

Celestials created them because they were trying to change the evolutionary chain. They made Man, Eternal and Deviant. Basically they landed on Earth and it was a planet inhabited by animals, non-intelligent lifeforms, so they started experimenting.

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#25 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: I thought you were sarcastic with the amnesia part.

So celestials = Jesus in the MU? They created mankind?

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#26 Posted by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: I thought you were sarcastic with the amnesia part.

So celestials = Jesus in the MU? They created mankind?

lmao

I don't know if you've seen Prometheus, but their roles in this are comparable to the Engineers, but they're God-like, yes.

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#27 Posted by Batvibe12 (2985 posts) - - Show Bio

That's interesting.

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#28 Posted by The_Kidd (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

@skywalker95: I know, why I think they're good answers for other. Which do you think will be better though?

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#29 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: I haven't seen Prometheus.

It all sounds interesting with Eternals and all.

Can you list all the eternals in the MU? Or at least the most known majority of them?

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#30 Posted by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: I haven't seen Prometheus.

It all sounds interesting with Eternals and all.

Can you list all the eternals in the MU? Or at least the most known majority of them?

All the Earth Eternals:

  • Ikaris
  • Ajak
  • Sirse
  • Makkari
  • Druig
  • Forgotten One
  • Thena
  • Phastos
  • Sprite

They can all teleport, manipulate matter and energy, blast energy and fly. Superhero stuff.

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#31 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17739 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully they can pull it off

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#32 Posted by PayneInTheAss (8214 posts) - - Show Bio

Hype I guess, lets see

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#33 Posted by Gokluma (3081 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm hoping they do it well and don't downplayed them like they did with asgardians.

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#34 Posted by WhyZoSerious (641 posts) - - Show Bio

I believe we are going to see Deviants making some dmg first, then we'll be shown the Eternals saving the day along with the new Avengers and the big, bad guys, pulling the strings from the shadows - the Celestials. Not excluded Thanos evolved at some point as the good guy. Sounds interesting anyway.

But I hope they don't rush it. 7-8 years at least of developing the new phase.

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#35 Posted by SuperGoku17 (5630 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to see Hyperion on the big screen

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#36 Posted by DoctorDaMn (516 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force:Couple of questions:

1. Since you said Olympians, would Marvel Zeus be considered an eternal?

2.Did you say Thanos a deviant?

3.What is Hyperion? (An Olympian god, Titan, Eternal, or something else)

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#37 Posted by LawCol (232 posts) - - Show Bio

Cautiously optimistic.... The Inhumans were a let down and I can see the Eternals going the same way is not given proper treatment. I would have preferred some version of the Squadron Supreme (as the post Thanos next threat), then the Eternals revealed through Hyperion.

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#38 Posted by Galactic_1000 (4969 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh..

Not familiar with Eternal that much.

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#39 Posted by Mutant1230 (4261 posts) - - Show Bio

@kanyecosby said:

@tonymartial: @worldofthunder: @gaoron: The Eternals are an alien race in Marvel created by the Celestials. They look like humans and there are different kinds of Eternals with different abilities. Both Thanos and Hyperion are Eternals.

What's the point of them? What do they contribute with in the MCU?

They're very similar to the New Gods in DC comics.

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#40 Edited by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

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@enigma-force:Couple of questions:

1. Since you said Olympians, would Marvel Zeus be considered an eternal?

2.Did you say Thanos a deviant?

3.What is Hyperion? (An Olympian god, Titan, Eternal, or something else)

Marvel's Zeus is not an Earthling or a Titan. He wasn't created by the Celestials. Just like the Asgardians, Heliopolitans, Olympians are real Gods and live in another dimension. Olympus is in another world.

The Eternals live in Olympia, its a city in Greece and its on Earth. It's all loosely based on ancient Greece. They were sometimes mistaken to be Gods by humans. That's why their names are so similar to ancient Greek heroes, Gods and towns.

Thanos (based on greek god of death Thanatos) is a Titan Eternal and he was affected by some illness that can turn Eternals into Deviants, but he's still technically an Eternal since he was born one. He has a brother Starfox (based on greek god Eros) who still looks and behaves like an Eternal.

Hyperion is an Eternal. I think from Titan.

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#41 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: What greek gods do each of the eternals and deviants represent? What greek god does Thanos represent?

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@enigma-force: What greek gods do each of the eternals and deviants represent? What greek god does Thanos represent?

  • Ikaris: Based on hero Icarus, who attempts to fly
  • Ajak: Based on the Trojan hero Ajax
  • Sirse: Circe, goddess of magic
  • Makkari: Hermes/Mercury, messenger God
  • Druig: Not sure
  • Forgotten One: Based on heroes like Hercules
  • Thena: Athena, god of wisdom and warfare
  • Phastos: Phaistos is an ancient town in Crete
  • Sprite: Puck, a nature spirit in English lore
  • Starfox: Eros, god of love
  • Thanos: Thanatos, god of death
  • Hyperion: One of the 12 Titans, who fathered the sun, moon and dawn.

Deviants are compared to mythical monsters and stuff.

When Kirby created the Eternals, he had just read all those conspiracy theories about Aliens building the pyramids and so forth. Basically, these characters were created to substitute the Gods of people like Egyptians, Greeks, Incas, etc.

They usually try to stop the day of judgement, the Apocalypse.

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#43 Posted by Crimson__gaze (15 posts) - - Show Bio

Well really hyped for this 😀

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#44 Posted by Worldofthunder (3162 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: ''When Kirby created the Eternals, he had just read all those conspiracy theories about Aliens building the pyramids and so forth''. AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

Thanks

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#45 Posted by DoctorDaMn (516 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force: thanks for clearing that up for me

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#46 Posted by The_Wotan (312 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel's Zeus is not an Earthling or a Titan. He wasn't created by the Celestials. Just like the Asgardians, Heliopolitans, Olympians are real Gods and live in another dimension. Olympus is in another world.

The Eternals live in Olympia, its a city in Greece and its on Earth. It's all loosely based on ancient Greece. They were sometimes mistaken to be Gods by humans. That's why their names are so similar to ancient Greek heroes, Gods and towns.

Speaking of Eternals, they are actually legit Gods, for example Thor & Hercules Encyclopedia classifies Eternals as a GOD race, and Eternals in comics on multiple occasions were called gods.

So i think it is fair to conclude and claim that Eternals are Gods.

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#47 Posted by The_Wotan (312 posts) - - Show Bio

  • Forgotten One: Based on heroes like Hercules

Actually Forgotten One is based on Gilgamesh, and that is also his real name is comics.

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#48 Posted by Enigma-Force (101 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force said:
  • Forgotten One: Based on heroes like Hercules

Actually Forgotten One is based on Gilgamesh, and that is also his real name is comics.

Yeah, he's based on both.

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#49 Posted by KanyeCosby (4076 posts) - - Show Bio

@enigma-force:Couple of questions:

1. Since you said Olympians, would Marvel Zeus be considered an eternal?

2.Did you say Thanos a deviant?

3.What is Hyperion? (An Olympian god, Titan, Eternal, or something else)

This is Hyperion.

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He is basically a Marvel Superman clone.

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#50 Edited by The_Wotan (312 posts) - - Show Bio

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Yeah, he's based on both.

Wouldn't say so really, since concept of Gilgamesh predates that of Hercules by a large margin, and in comics the Forgotten One is supposed to represent the Gilgamesh character that we know in real world, so we can't really say that he is based on both, in simplified terms, it's basically Marvel's interpretation of Gilgamesh.