Beyond the second “Spider-Man Homecoming” film next July, the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains a big question mark and Marvel Studios is not giving away its future schedule past that point.
One project in active development though is a film based on the title “The Eternals,” a set of Marvel galactic characters barely known outside of comic fandom (and not well known within said fandom). Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige tells Bionic Buzz he wouldn’t have it any other way as it allows people to come into this fresh:
“Your reaction about not being familiar with the Eternals is perfect, because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians [of the Galaxy] and believe it or not there were people that were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man. So for us, its finding great stories, whether people have heard of them or not, and bring them to the big screen in as amazing a way as we can.”
Created by the late Stan Lee’s frequent collaborator Jack Kirby, Eternals a fictional race that go all the way back to Earth’s creation with The Celestials creating the group in order to protect the planet. Chloe Zhao is slated to direct the project which could arrive as early as November 2020.