– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Marvel Studios has done pretty well for itself with their Earth-based films, but in the past year, they’ve really knocked it out of the park with their more cosmic properties. Last year alone saw Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok hit, and they were packed to the brim with over-the-top colors that felt very reminiscent of comic book legend Jack Kirby.

Now, it looks like the studio may be taking things to the next level in the very near future. According to a report from Bleeding Cool, Marvel Studios has been meeting with writers about a film based on the comic book property The Eternals. What’s more, they expect an announcement from the studio very soon. Of course, like all reports like this, take it with a grain of salt.

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Back in the ’70s, Kirby left Marvel to create the New Gods for DC. However, that property was canceled, and Kirby soon found himself back over at Marvel, where he took some of his leftover ideas to create The Eternals for Marvel.

The Eternals are an evolutionary offshoot that created sentient life on Earth and were intended to be the defenders of Earth against the Deviants. As is noticeable through the characters alone, this property is right at home alongside Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor: Ragnarok — especially the former, which has dealt with the Celestial Ego the Living Planet.

While I’d normally be one to say, “no one knows who these guys are. Who cares?” Marvel has proven in the past that they can make even the most obscure and ridiculous properties works. So long as they continue their streak, I don’t see why they can’t make this work.

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SOURCE: Bleeding Cool

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.