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Kevin Feige Says The Eternals ‘Changes Everything We Know About The MCU’

December 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has dropped some new details on the upcoming The Eternals film. Feige spoke with Omelete at CCXP over the weekend and discussed the upcoming film, which will be part of Phase Four of the MCU and opens on November 6th, 2020, and if he’s not being hyperbolic than this one will very much be a game-changer.

“It is an epic that spans 7,000 years of human history, has cosmic connotations, and changes everything we know about the MCU,,” Feige said. “And that is what we wanted to do, along with Black Widow, for the beginning of Phase 4, to announce something totally new, totally different.”

The film is directed by Chloé Zhao and stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Barry Keoghan as Druig, and Kit Harington as The Black Knight, aka Dane Whitman. Feige added that the film will feature the Celestials, the giant cosmic entities who created the Eternals and Deviants, and that the Deviants will also appear.

“It’s slightly ambitious, and takes place… from present-day to Mesopotamia to all sorts of locations and time periods and really feels like nothing we’ve done before,” Feige said. “…We will see the Celestials in their full, true, enormous power in Eternals, yes. Deviants are in the film. The Deviants in the comic book mythology were…extremely important plans of the Celestials…and we will see Deviants that look unlike anything we’ve seen in the comics. This is a new form of Deviants that we’re revealing in the movie.”

The film is currently in production. When asked about how the Eternals relate to The Avengers, Feige said that “The Eternals know about the existence of The Avengers, but the Avengers don’t know much about The Eternals…yet.” He added that there’s already a plan (of course) to bring them all together.