Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Adaptation Gets Writers

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow and bring unexpected characters into the fold, and from the looks of things, they’ll be doing that with another cosmic franchise: The Eternals. The film project has just found its two writers.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, brothers Matthew and Ryan Firpo have been hired to take on a script focusing on the Jack Kirby characters. The duo penned a spec script to a hypothetical movie called Ruin in 2017; the script landed high on the Black List, an honor for any up-and-coming writer in the movie industry.


The Eternals franchise explores what would happen if superheroes lived among us, unaware of their own powers until told of them by a greater power and a greater destiny. The Eternals themselves are humans who were experimented upon by godlike entities known as the Celestials, to fight the Deviants, their enemies. Elements of The Eternals as a franchise have already been peppered into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the presence of the Celestials shown in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies and Avengers: Infinity War featured Thanos the Mad Titan (a Deviant) as the primary antagonist. In addition, Infinity War had a reference to Thanos’s father A’Lars the Mentor — a prominent Eternal.


Previous rumors have indicated that the film will focus on the character of Sersi, which would give the Marvel franchise another lead actress at the front of their film series. But as of right now, Marvel have not officially announced their slate of movies following next year’s Avengers 4; the only two movies that have been outright confirmed and dated by the studio are a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Meanwhile, Black Widow has its own writers and is searching for a director and a release date, while sequels for Black Panther and Doctor Strange are rumored to be in development.