Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Marvel Studios' "The Eternals"

Marvel Studios are prepping a September 2019 start for a feature film adaptation of Marvel Comics' "The Eternals", with a screenplay by Matthew and Ryan Firpo for director Chloe Zhao, targeting a November 6, 2020 release date:

Created by writer/illustrator Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, "...the 'Eternals' are a race of humanity as an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth. 

"The original instigators of this process, the alien 'Celestials', intended the 'Eternals' to be the defenders of Earth, which leads to war against their destructive counterparts, the 'Deviants'..."

Eternals are capable of superhuman strength, projecting concussive blasts, heat and/or blinding flashes of energy from their eyes and hands, flight (and levitating others), reading, controlling minds, generating illusions, teleporting vast distances, transmuting objects, altering both their shape and composition, and forcefield generation providing invulnerability.

In addition, groups of Eternals can initiate a transformation into a 'gestalt being' called the 'Uni-Mind', a vastly powerful 'psionic entity' that contains the totality of the powers and abilities of all the beings that comprise it.

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