Kevin Feige speaks about Phase 4, Chloé Zhao's Eternals and Marvel's 'master plan'
CCXP in Sao Paulo, Brazil has taken centre stage for the past few days with the showing of new footage for Birds of Prey for attendees and the release of trailers online for the Ryan Reynolds-led Free Guy and Wonder Woman 1984. "Raw footage" for Eternals was also shown to fans, although it didn't reveal much beyond a brief glimpse of each member of team which includes the likes of Angelina Jolie as Thena, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Bryan Tyree Henry as Phastos, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, and Barry Keoghan asDruig.
Kevin Feige introduced the footage at the convention and he revealed some details about what Marvel fans can expect after Black Widow has kicked off Phase 4 of the MCU. Not much has been revealed about director Chloé Zhao's Eternals, but Feige did discuss some interesting points that are no doubt designed to keep building the buzz for next year.
Feige said Eternals will be “an epic that spans 7,000 years of human history and has cosmic connotations...changes everything we know about the MCU. And that is what we want it to do.” The seven millennia covered will be “from present-day to Mesopotamia to all sorts of locations and time periods and really feels like nothing we’ve done before.”
The Marvel Chief Creative Officer went on to say: “The Eternals know about the existence of the Avengers but the Avengers don’t know much about the Eternals…yet.” So while he hasn't said so directly, Feige seems to be suggesting that the two sets of superheroes will eventually be tied together somehow.
When asked if there will be a Thanos-like villain appearing at some stage stage, Feige said: “The MCU is all interconnected and we like to focus on one movie at a time…and keep evolving their stories. And yes, it’s always fun to see them come together in a master plan that I promise you is well underway.”
You can watch Feige speak at CCPX in the video below (at around the 4.34.30 mark).