Marvel’s Eternals is more Jack Kirby, less Neil Gaiman
Eternals executive producer Nate Moore claims the MCU movie is closer to the original Jack Kirby comics than it is to the acclaimed Neil Gaiman miniseries.
Eternals Executive producer Nate Moore has said the upcoming Marvel Studios film will draw more on the works of original creator Jack Kirby than the popular 2006 limited series written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by John Romita Jr.
Speaking to ComicBook.com, Moore discussed what audiences might have expected from the film. “Eternals as you probably know, is created by Jack Kirby, 1976. The most popular race, again, I’m telling you the things you know, was probably the Neil Gaiman race, wasn’t it? And I think that’s the expectation of this film, ”he began. “We’ll probably borrow from that. But the truth is, we’re actually more inspired by Kirby’s stuff, so we’re kind of going back to the old stuff, both mythologically and how the movie looks. “
Moore added that Gaiman’s run, which was his introduction to characters outside of the fact that Sersi was a member of the Avengers, was “a lot about people who didn’t realize they were special and then of course coming. and saying, “Hey, guess what? You are immortals and your memories have been erased. ‘”
He continued, “It’s pretty cool, but it’s also the plot of Harry potter, and I’m number four and a lot of movies like that, The matrix, law? While we thought it would be more interesting to spend time with the characters who knew exactly who they were, and to follow those characters in our film, what will be 7,000 years of human history. “
Moore concluded by reiterating that “rather than having kinds of hotspot characters who have to ask a lot of questions,” the Eternals “know exactly why they’re here and what they’re doing.” “But we’re changing part of the Kirby mythology,” he said. “So our film takes place over two periods. It’s structured, again, not in quality, but in a style like Godfather II. There is a past history and a present history. “
Eternals having two separate storylines was recently confirmed by a press release from Disney, the first showing the Eternals at the start as “a formidable team and a close family unit” and the second showing them separated and now living among humans, but returning together. to fight the evil Deviants. “We want the public to experience a corner of the Marvel Universe that they’ve never seen before,” Moore said. “We want them to experience a mythology that is a tough sci-fi movie but also has a human heart. And we want them to meet ten heroes that they can hopefully relate to.”
Directed by Chloé Zhao, Eternals hits theaters on November 5.
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