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:
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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.
Keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood as more details on this project come out.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.