Over the weekend, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige spoke about the “immediate potential” for a Nova movie, thanks to the Guardians of the Galaxy. But the human rocket isn’t the only character on Marvel’s radar. While promoting Avengers: Infinity War, Feige dropped a few hints about The Eternals, shed some light on Moon Knight, and offered an update on Namor the Submariner.
While speaking with The Wrap, Feige revealed that Marvel Studios is in the early stages of development on The Eternals, a comic created in 1976 by Jack Kirby. “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,” said Feige.
With the Marvel Universe, the Eternals are a highly evolved race created by the space gods known as the Celestials, who had a cameo appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanos is also a member of the Eternals who separated from the tribe on Earth to live on Titan.
Elsewhere in the Universe, ScreenRant asked Feige about Moon Knight, and he confirmed that there are tentative plans for Marvel’s multiple personality vigilante. However, he seemed less sure when Moon Knight will make his way to the big screen. “Does that mean five years from now, 10 years from now, 15 years from now?” asked Feige. “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.”
Finally, IGN was able to get Feige to briefly address the situation regarding Namor the Submariner. Marvel’s king of Atlantis predates DC's Aquaman by several years, but the project has languished at Universal, and Feige indicated that the rights situation remains complicated.
“It is [complicated],” said Feige. “I think there’s a way to probably figure it out but it does have — it’s not as a clean or clear as the majority of the other characters.”
However, it may be awhile before we learn which films will make the cut for Phase 4. Feige has also indicated that no announcements will be forthcoming until after Avengers 4 is released next year.