So far, Marvel’s plans for after Avengers 4 are largely under wraps. The studio has already confirmed sequels to Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy and Black Panther, while characters like Black Widow could get their own movies too. There is also interest in Nova and (allegedly) Power Pack. Now, we know of two properties that are part of Marvel’s future plans.
Speaking with The Wrap, Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirms that a movie starring The Eternals is in the early stages of development. (This verifies a rumor by MCU Cosmic.) “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.” The site adds that multiple screenwriters are being approached now, and the film’s protagonist will be the female Eternal called Sersi.
In the comics, The Eternals are a race created by the Celestials, intended to defend Earth. This leads to war against their more antagonistic counterparts, the Deviants. Thanos, the main villain of Avengers: Infinity War, is an Eternal-Deviant hybrid.
In a separate interview with Screen Rant, Feige adds another character to the MCU’s future plans: Moon Knight. “Does that mean five years from now, 10 years from now, 15 years from now? There are stacks of character cards that we have in our, in our development offices, which we look at. Which we pull for him, which we discussed.” In other words, Marvel plans to do something with Moon Knight, we just don’t know when that’ll be.
In the comics, Marc Spector is a soldier who is later revived by the Egyptian moon god Khonshu. In return, Spector becomes Khonshu’s avatar on Earth, and he serves as the vigilante Moon Knight.
Due to the character’s more grounded/violent tone, fans have expected Moon Knight to show up on television instead – perhaps as part of Netflix’s slate of original shows. However, Moon Knight might get his own movie instead.
We’re probably gonna wait a while before we hear anything more, as Feige has been firm on not revealing new movies until after Avengers 4 next year. Stay tuned.
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