Marvel President Kevin Feige has confirmed a possibility of an Eternals comic series movie in the coming post-phase three Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This confirmation comes just under two weeks after rumors broke out that the studio was meeting up with writers to discuss developing the series for the big screen universe. Feige stated that the studio is planning the fourth phase of Marvel films, and is in “creative discussion” about Eternals and whether the characters would translate well to the silver screen.
The Eternals comic book series, created by Jack Kirby in 1976, follows a race of ancient humans created by the alien celestial’s with the intention of them becoming the defenders of Earth against their destructive counterparts, the Deviants.
According to The Wrap, multiple writers have met with Marvel Studio’s to discuss the premise of the film and some sources have revealed the story may be centered around Sersi, a fourth generation member of the group born during the Hyborean Age who can manipulate cosmic energy to make her virtually immortal.
Marvel is currently in talks with writers and producers about what string of movies will be produced in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Marvel will wait until Avengers 4 is released to put out an official list of the next phase of movies.
With the success of current phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe films, it would be no surprise to see more box office successes after the current phase.
Marvel still has a few movies to release in this phase including Avengers: Infinity War which is set to be a box office smash hit already. Other movies coming out this phase are Ant-man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel which will close off this phase of films in the cinematic universe.
Only time and rumors will tell what movies Marvel is churning up behind the scenes but fans will know soon what movies will be the picks of phase 4.
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