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(Twitter)   It seems a promotional image for the upcoming Eternals movie has been leaked showing the full cast in their costumes. They look pretty good and since presumably none of them will be yelling about Martha it should be worth seeing   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-01-21 2:01:21 AM  
17 votes:

puffy999: There's a fat superhero now?


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2021-01-20 10:56:12 PM  
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2021-01-21 6:11:23 AM  
6 votes:
I've been a comic fan for 30 years now but for the life of me there's no Eternals story or character I can recall other than Ceres being in the Avengers for a while. Kind of feel the way everyone else felt about Guardians of the Galaxy with this one. I'm sure the original Kirby stuff was good, but so was all the Fantastic Four and we all know how those went.
 
2021-01-21 9:38:24 AM  
4 votes:

Noah_Tall: Wobambo: I've been a comic fan for 30 years now but for the life of me there's no Eternals story or character I can recall other than Ceres being in the Avengers for a while. Kind of feel the way everyone else felt about Guardians of the Galaxy with this one. I'm sure the original Kirby stuff was good, but so was all the Fantastic Four and we all know how those went.

Pretty much the same here.  Except it was Sersi in the Avengers. But I'm now interested in getting into the comics because I found out that Gaiman did a limited series about them.  Odds are those are the versions they are basing the movie on.


The problem with the Eternals is that Marvel already had a pre-existing set of canon gods with the Asgardians and a Big Three character in Thor taking the spotlight for the sort of tales the Eternals are appropriate for.  Additionally, the Celestials were never really explored as having any great impact in the MU aside from random appearances where their mere presence was supposed to intimidate, until the Earth X miniseries put them into conflict with Galactus as the over-arching explanation for the *entire* Marvel universe and the existence of super-powered beings.

And then they dumped the canonicity of that story by saying it's a future that doesn't happen.

So, Marvel Comics has never really known what to do with the Eternals or Celestials but as they were Kirby creations they're kept around as a legacy property they put out a miniseries for every generation to retain the copyrights for *in case* a writer comes along that can use them well.

Or for a movie; with hopefully a clearer and stronger impact on the MCU than they had on the MU.

I'm praying like a sinful bastard on his deathbed they take up the Celestials vs Galactus storyline as the way they bring in the FF.
 
2021-01-20 11:24:30 PM  
3 votes:
Latex and spandex. What a novel direction.
 
2021-01-21 9:41:45 AM  
2 votes:
Yawn.
 
2021-01-21 8:32:22 AM  
2 votes:

Wobambo: I've been a comic fan for 30 years now but for the life of me there's no Eternals story or character I can recall other than Ceres being in the Avengers for a while. Kind of feel the way everyone else felt about Guardians of the Galaxy with this one. I'm sure the original Kirby stuff was good, but so was all the Fantastic Four and we all know how those went.


Pretty much the same here.  Except it was Sersi in the Avengers. But I'm now interested in getting into the comics because I found out that Gaiman did a limited series about them.  Odds are those are the versions they are basing the movie on.
 
2021-01-21 8:29:00 AM  
2 votes:

Wobambo: I've been a comic fan for 30 years now but for the life of me there's no Eternals story or character I can recall other than Ceres being in the Avengers for a while. Kind of feel the way everyone else felt about Guardians of the Galaxy with this one. I'm sure the original Kirby stuff was good, but so was all the Fantastic Four and we all know how those went.


Sersi (who I'm pretty sure you meant by Ceres) is in this, played by Gemma Chan.

The Eternals are interesting but just obscure enough that switching up races and genders won't raise any eyebrows except among the small percentage of usual haters. So it's an excellent starting point for adding more diversity without sacrificing a bit of MCU goodness and story opportunities. I'm looking forward to this one!
 
2021-01-21 7:35:56 AM  
2 votes:

puffy999: There's a fat superhero now?


I vaguely recalled one of the people Squirrel Girl hangs out with is a supermodel who can change her weight at will.
 
2021-01-21 7:12:58 AM  
2 votes:

bhcompy: Salma Hayek is a superhero now?


out her in spandex and she will raise the dead
 
2021-01-21 1:37:34 PM  
1 vote:

scalpod: madgonad: It may just be my old eyes, but they look like a bunch of 5th graders in cosplay.

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"Welcome to 5th grade son. Judging by your arms and chest you must be Robin Williams' kid?"


Again, I feel like that was years ago.  But google says December 2019.
 
2021-01-21 11:01:10 AM  
1 vote:
Eternals was one of those Kirby Koncepts that sounded good in a pitch meeting but couldn't get off the ground (2001, anyone?). Not to mention the subtext of eugenics, which they'll have to scrub hard to get out.

Hope we can see this in the theater, because Celestials won't have much impact on a TV. YMMV depending on screen size.
 
2021-01-21 10:00:26 AM  
1 vote:

Tyrone Slothrop: puffy999: There's a fat superhero now?

I vaguely recalled one of the people Squirrel Girl hangs out with is a supermodel who can change her weight at will.


Big Bertha from Great Lakes Avengers?
 
2021-01-21 12:26:11 AM  
1 vote:
So is Gemma Chan a different character to her Captain Marvel one?
 
2021-01-20 11:59:31 PM  
1 vote:
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