There Will Be No Sign of The Avengers In ‘Eternals,’ and Why That’s The Right Call
Marvel Studios is only a few weeks from debuting their next great adventure, with the Chloe Zhao-directed film just on the horizon, we discuss the recent news that There Will be no Avengers in Eternals, and why that’s the right call.
If you have seen any of the promotional material used to market Marvel’s newest film, Eternals then you know that the family of immortal super-beings are very aware of the Avengers, and their recent conquest of the Mad Titan Thanos.
The Eternals hold these Avengers in reverence for their selflessness when defending Earth from the perceivably indefensible, but a conversation with a longtime Marvel producer explains why there will be no sign of the Avengers in Eternals and why that’s the right call.
ComicBook.com spoke with noted Marvel producer Nate Moore about the upcoming film during a January 2020 set visit; it was there that the producer tempered expectations as to who could potentially make an appearance in Eternals.
When speaking on the careful balance of interconnectivity within the MCU, Moore stated, “The hope is, because I think it personally, I think it might be crippling if we felt like every time something was visible you were like, ‘well, Panthers coming, right? Because he’s been watching too.'”
“It almost has to just feel like its a pocket story,” Moore continued, “I think being too connected almost would be more of a danger than saying, ‘Okay, let’s just tell the story.'”
Moore went on to note the vast amounts of villainous presence that have shown up throughout the MCU’s long history, with only a few warranting the entire Avengers presence; with the logical interconnectivity possibly inhibiting the character’s journey through a story developed to highlight them.
More concluded, “I think audiences are game to just enjoy the movie for what it is hopefully the movies so enjoyable, you’re not asking those questions.”
After news broke earlier this week of confirmation that Black Knight will not appear in the film, it seems as though Zhao, Moore, and the creative team are focusing heavily on the ten new heroes being thrust into the MCU; and that is the key piece to this equation.
The Eternals need their day. This group of immortal beings should be shown without the impedance of the MCU as an entity; they should be able to explore their origins and allow audiences to understand their character, without the weight of a shield or a suit of armor.
This film will be better for the lack of outside interference, and it will allow the characters to stand on their own merit without the presence of any Avenger to distract them.
At this point, there will be no Avengers in Eternals, and that’s the right call.