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David Allen Perrin
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Posted: 05 April 2018 at 7:46am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

If this is true...then the MCU is going to double down on the 'cosmic' side of the coin pretty hard.  


http://mcucosmic.com/2018/04/exclusive-marvels-new-phase-4-m cu-franchise-the-eternals/
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Posted: 05 April 2018 at 8:20am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

"Kirby-esque Thor: Ragnarok..."? Did I miss something?
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The Eternals are interesting as an idea but there hasn't been anything done with them that's been particularly exciting. They've had some good appearances as guest characters in other books but the whole Eternal story is kind of pointless. It's likely to be get more of an Inhumans level reaction than Guardians of the Galaxy. Unless they plan to really veer away from anything that's been done with them.

I'd rather see a Squirrel Girl movie over an Eternals movie. And I'm not really sure I want to see a Squirrel Girl movie either.
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Wasn't that girl 'Lily' from the phone commercials playing Squirrel Girl? I'd watch a movie of that.

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Posted: 05 April 2018 at 11:23am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Yeah, there's not a chance in hell this isn't directly related to WB's New Gods announcement.  
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Posted: 05 April 2018 at 12:15pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"Directly related?" How so?
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Even though we've seen one already, the Eternals gives us a direct link to the Celestials. Maybe Celestials will be the big bad at the end of the next phase?

And where there are Eternals, there must be Deviants. That could be fun visually.

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Just read the article - it states some of the Eternals are from Titan???? Is that true? I thought they were all from Earth.


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Many of the Eternals shipped off from Earth centuries ago and made their home on Titan. Thanos and Starfox are both Titanian Eternals. As is Saturn Girl. Okay, I'm kidding about Saturn Girl. 

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Thanos, Eros and Mentor are all from Titan. They are an offshoot from the main branch. Mentor left and founded his own colony after leaving Earth. 
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"Kirby-esque Thor: Ragnarok..."? Did I miss something?

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Posted: 05 April 2018 at 7:04pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Regarding Mentor, Thanos, Eros.....I did not know that! Thanks for the clarity. So is Thanos an Eternal or a actually a Deviant?
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He is the son of Mentor and Sui-San, a non-Eternal woman. That's why Eros and Thanos don't have the same power set and immortality of regular Eternals. Thanos apparently has Deviant genes. And that's how his appearance came about. His mother was repulsed by his appearance. She tried to kill him as a small child. So his fascination with death is at least slightly understandable since he came close to it early on.




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I'm usually of the opinion that Marvel should stick with their heavy hitters, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and Hulk. However given their surprisingly great successes with characters like the Black Panther and the Guardians, who knows what they could do with the Eternals?
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With some 80 years of history, a release schedule of three films a year (plus streaming) and a proven track record of successfully launching lesser-known characters, Marvel should be leaving no stone unturned when it comes to exploring options like THE ETERNALS. 

I'm just looking forward to release dates for MACHINE MAN, CAPTAIN UNIVERSE and DEVIL DINOSAUR. 
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Even though we've seen one already, the Eternals gives us a direct link to the Celestials. Maybe Celestials will be the big bad at the end of the next phase?
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Celestials sound like a job for Reed Richards.
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Posted: 07 May 2019 at 3:53pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Richard (Rob Stark) Madden to play Ikaris in Marvel's The Eternals!

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I guess they’re no longer thinking of the Eternals as a Forever People pastiche, as they asked me to develop twenty or thirty years ago.
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Posted: 07 May 2019 at 5:11pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

I'm still hoping for some FANTASTIC FOUR news.
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Wallace, I'm thinking Marvel Studios is going to take some time to reintroduce the FF to cinema. I'm betting the next phase will be in part a build up to that reintroduction.
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Posted: 08 May 2019 at 5:20am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

It is crazy to think that even though they can do the Fantastic Four now they're going with the Eternals. This still seems like a poor choice for the future. You'd think they would have learned from the Inhumans. 
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Posted: 08 May 2019 at 7:18am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

The Fantastic Four have a gigantic stain on them. The public must be allowed to forget.
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Dr. Doom is the perfect over-arching villain for the next phase of Marvel films, though.  Maybe building up to a version of Secret Wars.  And if they introduce him over the course of a bunch of movies they could do justice to his origin.  Because of his range as a character, you can have him turn up in Dr. Strange with the mysticism angle, Black Panther in the diplomacy between Wakanda and Latveria angle, etc.  And if you establish him elsewhere, you then just have to connect him into the FF in a reboot, instead of having to try to introduce all of those characters in one film and making hash of it all.
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Posted: 08 May 2019 at 1:26pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I must admit that I've not followed The Eternals since that first run in the '70s. As a kid, I really liked the Erich von Daniken Chariots of the Gods angle of those initial issues but my interest waned as it went on. Would I rather see the FF? Of course but I'm happy to wait for them to build to that and do it really well.
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 Trevor wrote:
...the Eternals. This still seems like a poor choice for the future. You'd think they would have learned from the Inhumans...

The Inhumans was made for TV and spearheaded by a different crew than Kevin Fiege's team as I recall. How many people thought Guardians of The Galaxy didn't stand a chance? As far as films go, Fiege and the crew have had varying success with all the films, but none have flopped. I'm willing to see how this develops. 
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While Doctor Doom would be a great choice -- when done RIGHT -- for the over-arching villain of the next phase, my bets are on Galactus.  First, Doctor Doom,  like the FF, needs some time to remove the stain of the FOX films. Galactus never truly appeared in those films, and the Silver Surfer movie was a decade ago.

Second,  before buying FOX was an option, Marvel Studios had tried to bargain with FOX when Daredevil's license was expiring,  trying to get FOX to trade the rights for Silver Surfer and Galactus.  I think it's obvious from that that Fiege's team has some plans in mind already. 


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