Marvel Sets Up 'Eternals' Movie With Up-and-Coming Writers

Matthew and Ryan Firpo will pen a script for 'Eternals,' a film about a race of ancient human beings created by the alien Celestials.

Marvel has been pretty mum on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4...until now. An Eternals adaptation is officially on the roster of films to come out next.

Back in April, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke about the possibility of an Eternals film.

"Eternals is one of many many many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate," he told The Wrap.

Now it seems to be making a move into reality. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew and Ryan Firpo, who are best known for their spec script Ruin which landed a top spot on the 2017 Black List, were hired to pen the script for the movie.

The Eternals first debuted in Jack Kirby's 1976's The Eternals #1. Coincidentally, DC recently announced Ava DuVernay will be directing New Gods, which is one of the projects Kirby worked on during his time at DC Comics before he returned to Marvel and began The Eternals, which is also about celestial beings.

The news comes days after Marvel announced Ms. Marvel will also be brought to the MCU. Between these two announcements, it seems Marvel's Phase 4 will be leaning more into the cosmos, inhumans, mutants, and energy-based characters. (Especially if that Disney/Fox merger happens.)

Phase 3 will end with Ant Man and The Wasp, Captain Marvel, and the untitled Avengers 4 film, before the MCU heads into new territory.

Are you excited? We're excited.

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