The Eternals is currently in development, with director Chloe Zhao and stars that include the likes of Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani.
In the comics, The Eternals were created by the late legend Jack Kirby in 1976. A race of space gods called the Celestials arrived on Earth millennia ago and created two offshoots of humanity: the Eternals and the Deviants. Therefore, the Eternals can best be described as what ancient humans would call ‘gods’, or you can just imagine them to be ‘gods’ in the way that Marvel’s Asgardians are ‘gods’.
The upcoming movie will purportedly focus on a love story between two members of The Eternals: Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.
What makes this movie exciting is that it will probably explore even more of the MCU’s cosmic side, just like the Guardians Of The Galaxy and Thor movies. In the comics, Thanos himself is a member of the Deviants, and his parents and brother were members of the Eternals. It remains to be seen if the MCU will be going the same route.
No release date has been revealed for The Eternals as of yet, but it will probably start filming soon as it builds up its cast.