Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that the characters of the Eternals movie are much like the Guardians of the Galaxy in terms of their popularity and potential for the big screen. While attending the Ryman Arts fundraiser, Feige was asked about adapting the Eternals considering they are relatively unknown compared to popular franchises like the Avengers, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four.
“Your reaction about not being familiar with the Eternals is perfect, because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians [of the Galaxy] and believe it or not there were people that were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man," Feige told Bionic Buzz. "So for us, it's finding great stories whether people have heard of them or not and bring them to the big screen in as amazing a way as we can.”
You can watch the full interview clip here:
Director Chloe Zhao and screenwriters Matthew and Ryan Firpo were previously reported as working on Marvel Studios' Eternals movie.