Despite the fact that Marvel’s Eternals movie was just announced this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, we may already have our first look, via some set photos. Emphasis on may and, admittedly, we’re not looking at much here, assuming this is indeed legitimate. In any event, some alleged set photos from Eternals have leaked online, via a Star Wars fan site called Bespin Bulletin. Have a look.
Truly, without any context, those photos don’t look like much. And they’re coming from a Star Wars fan site. So all of this needs to be taken with more than a grain, let’s say a very healthy helping of salt. That said, it wouldn’t be surprising in any way for sets to be under construction for Eternals. Let’s assume, for the time being, these are legitimate. What exactly could we be looking at?
As pointed out by fan site MCU Cosmic (which, it should be noted, has a tremendous track record), these photos are likely hinting at the Aztec temple that served as an important location in Jack Kirby’s comics. In the original story, Margo Damian discovered something known as the “Tomb of the Space Gods” alongside Ikaris, who was in disguise as a cameraman. Meaning, if this is true, we’re going to see a Tomb of the Space Gods on screen, which shows just how far Marvel has come over the years.
Much like Guardians of the Galaxy before it, Eternals is a property few outside of hardcore comic book readers are familiar with. The original series was written and illustrated by the legendary Jack Kirby. While the movie doesn’t have a synopsis yet, here’s what Marvel has to say about the characters on their official website.
“The Eternals are a race of god-like beings locked in a millennium-old conflict with the less evolved Deviants and their originators, the Celestials. Each Eternal has watched civilizations burgeon and die from their domain of Olympia, they are immortals blessed with strange, sometimes monstrous, powers.”
Chloe Zhao (The Rider) is in the director’s chair. The cast is absolutely stacked and includes Richard Madden (Ikaris), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Salma Hayek (Ajak), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Don Lee (Gilgamesh) and Angelina Jolie (Thena).
This is a project that had been rumored since last year as part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As announced at San Diego Comic-Con, the official slate for Phase 4 also includes Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Stranger in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder.
Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 6, 2020.
So what do you think? Are these set photos really anything? Are you excited about the prospect of seeing a bunch of old space gods locked inside an Aztec tomb? Sound off in the comments!