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‘Eternals’ may have set up a larger than life MCU character

Thanos who?

words by: Alee Kwong
Dec 25, 2021

Marvel Studios has made it abundantly clear that the sky’s the limit when it comes to Phase Four. Through the beginnings of Phase Four, we have seen some pivotal Marvel characters make their way into the MCU. Every Marvel fan and their mother has been waiting (somewhat) patiently for the appearance of Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds.

 

With the character now back in the Marvel fold, he’ll likely find his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe sooner rather than later. The screenwriters behind Eternals are now sharing their thoughts on whether that introduction could happen in a sequel to their film.

 

While the larger than life destroyer didn’t appear in Chloé Zhao’s film, the film still ushered in other massive beings into the MCU, mainly another Celestial — Arishem the Judge. This being said, it seems like it’s safe to assume that one of the Fantastic Four’s greatest villains would be green-lit for an Eternals sequel. And it sounds like co-writer Kaz Firpo isn’t opposed to the idea, saying, “Galactus is an amazing, amazing character, and villain. We are, you know, obviously setting the stage for intergalactic, cosmic, megalith confrontations, especially when you kill a space god—and then the space god comes and kidnaps you and plans to judge Earth, I think the door is very much open for world-eating villains…”

 

 

If you aren’t up to speed on the comic books, Galactus is an ancient cosmic being — one older than this universe. He feeds on the energy of planets — leaving zero leftovers. And if people lived on those planets? Decimated. He announces his imminent arrival with a herald, warning the planet of its impending doom. The first such herald was the Silver Surfer. In Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the Galactus story played out similarly to the comics. Only he wasn’t a giant person, so much as a giant black space cloud — which you can why Marvel fans want to see this planet-eater back in play as an actual character in the MCU.

 

Despite their visual similarities and similar massive size, in the comics, the Celestials and Galactus aren’t really related. The reason that many of us believe that Eternals has started to pave the path for Galactus is due in part to their ancient cosmic ties. With The Fantastic Four soon to be introduced to the MCU, we need to have a reasonable lead-up to one of the greatest (and scariest) Marvel villains of all-time.

 

In other entertainment news, Hawkeye included a very important comic book detail and Kevin Feige confirms Charlie Cox will continue as Daredevil in the MCU.

 

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