Avengers: Endgame is currently crushing the box office and is rapidly approaching Avatar in hopes of becoming the new highest grossing film of all-time. But while that is happening many fans have already begun looking to the future of the MCU. In early 2018 Kevin Feige confirmed that an Eternals film was being talked about and then flash forward to September of 2018 and it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that Marvel Studios had brought on Chinese director Chloé Zhao to direct the film. Now MediaByte has learned of a slew of character breakdowns for the leads of the films.
[KAREN] 25-33, FEMALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity particularly Middle Eastern, African and Native American. Powerful, a timeless quality, a leader. Warm, nurturing and intuitive… AKA she can kick- ass but had warmth. Should have an international/ timeless feel. LEAD
[MALE LEAD] 30-49, MALE. A Greek God. LEAD
[DRUIG] 30-50, MALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Druig possesses the conventional abilities of an Eternal, he can manipulate all forms of matter and energy, including the atoms of his own body. LEAD
[PIPER] 10-16, FEMALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Strong, charismatic presence with a magnetic personality. Wise beyond her years, articulate and quick-witted. Natural acting ability and some type of athletic background a plus. LEAD
[ELYSIUS] 20-40, FEMALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Elysius is an artificially created being patterned in and possessing the attributes of the long-lived offshoot of humanity called Eternals. She has superhuman stamina, and her strength, speed, and durability are higher than that of a human. LEAD
[FORGOTTEN ONR/GILGAMESH] 25-45, MALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Gilgamesh became an outcast from his fellow Eternals when their ruler, Zuras, decreed that he had been too proud a meddler in the human world and confined him to a sector of Olympus. LEAD
[IKARIS] 20-40, MALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. An Eternal born over 20,000 years ago in the Eternal city of Polaria. His life force is augmented with Cosmic energy and he has total mental control over his physical form and bodily processes even when he is asleep or unconscious. LEAD
[MAKKARI] 25-45, MALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Born in Olympia, one of 3 Eternal cities on Earth, Makkari is a member of the Eternals Technologist’s Guild and is skilled at designing and building high-speed vehicles. He possesses super-human, speed, strength and reflexes. LEAD
[SERSI] 20-40, FEMALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Sersi is a fourth generation member of the Eternals. She differs from her fellow Eternals in her desire to live amongst humans. She does not age and can only be killed if her atoms are scattered. LEAD
[EROS] 25-45, MALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Eros is a member of the Eternals, a genetic offshoot of humanity, that left for deep space from Earth thousands of years ago and settled on Saturn’s moon of Titan. LEAD
[THENA] 20-40, FEMALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Thena was born in the city of Olympia in ancient Greece and is thus one of the Eternals of Olympia. Originally named Azura, but her father Zuras had her name changed by royal decree to resemble that of Zeus’ daughter Athena to seal the treaty between their two peoples. LEAD
[ZURAS] 30-50, MALE. Open to any nationality or ethnicity. Father of Thena. Zuras was the first Eternal to form a Uni-Mind by creating the first ritual of the Uni-Mind and was therefore chosen to become the leader of the Eternals of Earth. LEAD
Marvel Studios certainly looks to be going all out with this film. While exact details on the plot are scarce, it was reported that Angelina Jolie is in talks to star in the film, presumably as Sersi, and that it will feature a love story between Sersi and Ikaris set around a cosmic space team adventure. Created by comics legend Jack Kirby, The Eternals are a group of prehistoric humanoids who were granted great cosmic abilities by The Celestials. This power is similar to that of the Infinity Stones and gives them the ability to augment their own life force, become essential immortal, use psionic powers, molecular matter manipulation, and more.
The cosmic side of the MCU has been at play for a number of years now but signs seem to point at it becoming bigger and more prominent than ever as the MCU moves into Phase 4. I for one cannot wait to see The Eternals brought to the big screen. They offer such awesome storytelling possibilities and open up another world for the Marvel Universe to explore. They also present themselves as a fresh concept in the MCU landscape.
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