Marvel Studios is looking at Jack Kirby's Eternals for a potential live-action film. Studio president Kevin Feige confirmed that development work was underway on a possible Eternals movie, although the movie itself hasn't been greenlit.
“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," Feige told The Wrap.
Feige said, however, that Marvel Studios is currently focused on its next five films: Avengers Infinity War, Ant-Man & the Wasp, Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, and the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel.
“Those are the five things that are taking up 90 percent of our time,” Feige continued. “But there’s 10 percent we’re starting to go, ‘What’s going to be best?’ And some of that is you can take cues from everything we’ve done in the 22 movies before those - which is sequels to existing characters, new interpretation of existing characters and trying whole new swings with stuff that most people never heard of. So there are writers coming in on lots of different projects and lots of different ideas. And you’ll only start to hear more and more of it.”
The Wrap goes on to say that "multiple screenwriters" have had meetings with Marvel Studios for a story highlighting the Eternal Sersi, who in comic books was a member of the Avengers in the 1990s.
This comes just two months after Marvel Comics unexpectedly rushed an advance solicitation for a new printing of Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr.'s Eternals miniseries. That book hit stands April 11.