Eternals is a gamechanger for the MCU says Kevin Feige, as Marvel Studios debuted new footage at the recent Brazil CCXP comic convention.
Feige filled in the Omelet that not only will Eternals change everything about the MCU, but that the flick is cosmic and that not even the Avengers are aware of them.
"[Eternals is] an epic that spans 7,000 years of human history, has cosmic connotations, and changes everything we know about the MCU," Kevin Feige confirmed. "The movie, it’s ambitious, and takes place over 7000 years from present-day to Mesopotamia to all sorts of locations and time periods and really feels like nothing we’ve done before."
Regarding the Avengers, Feige teased: "The Eternals know about the existence of the Avengers. The Avengers don’t know much about the existence of the Eternals... yet."
Feige also confirmed the flick will feature the Celestials in all their glory, which will be a "big part" of the movie.
"We will see the Celestials in their full, true, enormous power in Eternals, yes," said Feige.
Kevin Feige changing up Deviants in Eternals for some reason
However, Feige continues with possible bad news in that they are changing up the Deviants for the film, who in the comics are known for being rather hideous and at war with the Eternals (Thanos is half Eternal and half Deviant, hence his monstrous look) and who are said to be eaten as delicacies by the Celestials.
"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’ll see in the movie," added Feige.
Regarding the possibility of Thanos, Feige hints there will be some sort of connection.
"Thanos in the comics was an Eternal on Titan, so there may be connections," Feige teased. "But really this is about introducing those ten new characters that are played by an incredibly eclectic amazing group of actors that we’re focusing on."
Regarding the Eternals movie changing everything about the MCU, which sounds like another big retcon after Captain Marvel, if I had to guess, the flick needs to explain where the Eternals have been, as if they are so powerful, why didn't they help stop Thanos during Infinity Ear and The Avengers: Endgame? The answer may lie in the comics, which is that the Eternals forgot who they were, so perhaps, The Snap woke them up?
Eternals has a Nov. 6, 2020 release date directed by Chloe Zhao starring Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Icarus, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Bryan Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Gemma Chan as Sersi, and with Kit Harrington playing Black Knight.