Even with the start of Phase 4 less than 6 months away from its debut, not a whole lot is known about any major stories or plot details for any of the movies or shows set to premiere over the next 2 years. Thankfully, Thanksgiving 2019 has our good friend Charles Murphy bringing us some juicy new rumors potentially giving new insight into Marvel Studios’ Eternals! This news can only be substantiated as a rumor at this point, but the word is that this film’s plot is going to center around the “War of Evolution,” which could lead to some pretty big things happening in the larger MCU.
If “War of Evolution” is truly the backbone of this movie’s plot, it should mean we’re getting some sweet Jack Kirby influence on the characters (hopefully along the lines of Thor: Ragnarok) and should also feature the Eternals’ long-time war rivals, the Deviants. We haven’t seen anything in the photo leaks to confirm the Deviants as of yet, but with how locked down the Marvel security is and how secretive they are about revealing any details on plot or story, it wouldn’t have been likely to see anything about them regardless, especially since they would more than likely be brought to life with CGI.
This theory would make a lot of sense taking into account the concept art revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this summer featuring the Celestials, who created both the Eternals and the Deviants in the comics. The film’s timeline is rumored to span over thousands of years, and it doesn’t seem to be too much of a stretch thinking that the movie could center around the long-standing Eternals/Deviants war and lead into an end-of-the-world scenario once the Celestials come down to threaten our beloved Earth. The one theory I’m personally hoping is true digs even deeper into the evolution storyline to possibly give us some origins to another group of heroes we have yet to see in the MCU, finally bringing mutants to life and showing how our beloved MCU X-men come to be!
We’ll have to wait and see if Charles Murphy’s rumor ends up being true, but it sure is exciting nonetheless! Eternals is set to premiere on November 6, 2020, and the movie’s hype train chugs along faster every day!
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse