The Eternals are a group of really interesting characters that Marvel Studios has been tossing around for a while as they look toward the future of content in the MCU. The race of immortal and cosmically-powered beings present a lot of opportunities when it comes to storytelling in the past, present, and future, and in many ways, would be the perfect chance to introduce a few larger-than-life beings into the forefront of their cinematic experience.
“Eternals is one of many, many, many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in an interview with The Wrap.
Originally created by the race of elder beings known as the Celestials, who are basically as old as the universe itself, the Eternals were brought into existence along with humans and the Deviants, who are known for their destructive and chaotic tendencies. Oddly enough, Thanos is also an Eternal, which may serve as the perfect branch into the MCU.