Matthew and Ryan Firpo have been hired to adapt the Jack Kirby-created comic book “The Eternals” for Marvel Studios.
The hiring follows recent rumors of a film version of “The Eternals” being in development at the studio, one of the first original properties in the works for the post-fourth “Avengers”-era MCU.
In the comics created in 1976, cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on primitive humans, creating the super-powered and near-immortal beings and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants.
The two races moved behind the scenes throughout human history while also engaging in various cosmic powerplays.
The Firpo’s spec script “Ruin” topped the 2017 Black List, that has Gal Gadot attached and follows an ex-Nazi captain who, to atone for his crimes, hunts down and kills the members of his former SS squad.
Source: Heat Vision