Last week Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige made an appearance at the 2018 Ryan Arts BE A HERO Fundraiser and there he was interviewed and talked a little bit about Captain Marvel and The Eternals. He revealed what specific comic run of Captain Marvel they’re using for inspiration, and also addressed the unfamiliarity people have with The Eternals.
BionicBuzz (video of the interview is embedded below) talked to Feige at the event, and this is what he had to say about Captain Marvel:
“The history of Captain Marvel goes back and is rather confusing. The one we’re doing is based on Carol Danvers and in particular the Kelly Sue DeConnick run, which has only been around the last few years but is really quite inspirational for us.”
When asked what he could say about The Eternals, Feige said:
“Very little when it comes to Eternals, but I will say your reaction about not being familiar with The Eternals is perfect because most people weren’t familiar with Guardians and believe it or not there were people who were not familiar with Avengers or with Iron Man. 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 an amazing way as we can.”
People kind of forget how Guardians of the Galaxy was completely unknown prior to the first movie in 2014, and people were predicting it to be Marvel’s first flop. But they took that unknown and made it into a hit franchise, something they’re hoping to do with The Eternals.