While it looks like Angelina Jolie will be filling the shoes of Sersi, in Marvel's upcoming film "The Eternals", Kumail Nanjiani is now in talks for an unnamed role as well. A Hollywood Reporter exclusive reportsRead More
A Hollywood Reporter exclusive just put Angelina Jolie as "in talks" to star in Marvel's upcoming Eternals film to be directed by Chloe Zhao. No confirmation from Marvel, & in talks never means anything in concrete, but personally, I think she's a great addition to the MCU. I'm a big fan of Jolie's acting abilities. Hell, even when it comes to my hatred for Maleficent, it has nothing to do with her performance at all. Based on Kirby's epic title about the near immortal perfect Eternals vs the monster like Deviants, both created by the Celestials. THR sources report "one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans." In addition to no word from Marvel, there's also no word who Jolie will be playing if these talks go through. Nonetheless, I'm sure she'll be a great addition no matter the role.
In a THR report via Collider, Matthew and Ryan Firpo, whose spec script Ruin was featured at the top of the 2017 Black List, has been hired by Marvel to adapt The Eternals. The story beginning millions of years ago when Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered and near immortal beings the Eternals, and their monstrous counterparts the Deviants. This was originally Jack Kirby's invention, which I'm only vaguely familiar with. It was retold later by Neil Gaiman. That happens to be the iteration I own in Graphic form. It's an amazing story, dig into the roots of the whole Marvel universe. That said, this is gonna be hard to pull off. If Guardians of the Galaxy was a hard sell, this is way more out there than that. If anything was going to try to raise the stakes higher than Infinity War or what's to come next, Eternals definitely raises the bar. I can't wait to see how this one all unfolds. Writers are a big first step. What do y'all think? Familiar with Eternals ? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
With Avengers: Infinity War about to kick off the road to the end of "Phase 3", Marvel Studios has been pretty tight lipped on anything that's coming next for "Phase 4". Feige had mentioned the next phase will begin with the Spiderman sequel & Guardians of the Galaxy 3 , but that's about all. However, last night Collider dropped all kinds of Marvel Studios news, starting with Marvels absence from Hall H this year at Comic Con in San Diego. It looks like this is mainly because they don't have anything new to announce yet. Still not wanting to release the name of Avengers 4, it's looking to me like they don't want to fully commit yet. Probably because there's a lot on the table. Some of which probably being the looming Fox deal. Even though Feige told the Playlist it would take years, & definitely not affect the five already announced films. Which, I'll give him those five. They'll play us out through next year. That's the year this deal is supposed to go through though. At the halfway point of that year those Fox owned characters will most likely be back with Marvel. I'm thinking years is right, but only about two. Until that happens though, Feige did state that Eternals as well as Nova are a couple of characters in immediate consideration for Phase 4 in an interview with Comicbook.com. This is an interesting choice for me. Nova is a given due to his ties to Guardians & the Nova Corps.. Eternals is the one that surprises me. That's a tricky one for anyone who knows the lore of Celestial experiments on Earth. That's gonna be a hard theater sell, but so was Guardians of the Galaxy, & it's still one of my favorites. I don't know to much about the Eternals except the basics. I'm more familiar with Neil Gaiman's "reboot" than I am with the original Kirby material. It's a lot to take in, I remember that. The last piece of news comes in the form of director Ryan Coogler & Black Panther 2 . In an interview with Collider, Kevin Feige stated that they want Ryan to come back, & they're working on it right now. He's say it will depend on when Ryan wants to, but he's pretty sure he has an idea of when. He reiterates that there will be no official line up announcements until after Avengers 4 . So the awesome direction of Black Panther will continue in it's sequel. More so however, it looks like even the two films they had mentioned to kick off phase 4 could also be in the air now. After those statements phase 4 is all the sudden total mystery. I can't wait to see where all this goes. I actually like the new secrecy, as opposed to here's everything we're doing for the next two or three years. I also can't help but keep thinking how much easier this will be to throw those Fox properties last minute into, than an already laid out plan. So there you go, a little news, & a lot of speculation. What do y'all think on all these developments? What are y'all anticipating for Phase 4? Put it in the comments, like, & share.