This year’s SDCC revealed when Marvel’s The Eternals would be released as well as who would be starring in the film but it also gave us our first big look at the Celestials.
The art in question doesn’t show us a whole lot but gives us a solid idea as to what expect from the Celestials in Marvel’s The Eternals. The Celestials in question almost look like giant robots from the Transformer films and appear huge and towering in nature. The art, however, does not give us any idea as to what they will be doing in the film but will more than likely have to do with their origins.
You can see the full image of the Celestials in Marvel’s The Eternals below:
The Celestials, of course, have only had a few appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the first Guardians of the Galaxy, the severed head of a Celestial was used as the basis for a space city known as Knowhere. In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 the film’s main antagonist, Ego, was also a Celestial. On the whole, however, they seem to be beings of legend and background worldbuilding concepts than actual presences in the MCU. But from the look of things, Marvel’s The Eternals may be changing this!
What do you all think of this? Are you glad to see that the Celestials will be appearing in Marvel’s The Eternals? What do you think of the design? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The Rider helmer Chloe Zhao is directing The Eternals from a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, the writers behind Ruin, which topped the 2017 Black List. Production is expected to begin later this year.
Jack Kirby created the title in 1976. In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
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