The Marvel Cinematic Universe is slowly working towards the future. After the events of the Infinity Saga, Marvel is starting to bring Phase 4 of the MCU into existence. Granted, the global pandemic did put a bit of a stopper in things, but as the world starts to get back to some semblance of normality, Marvel is readying the ships for whats to come. And after we get the prequel Black Widow film in November, the next movie will be introducing a very powerful group of immortal beings, known as Eternals. And, along with their introduction, a new theory postulates we may also get the origin of another recent addition to the MCU.
ScreenRant has offered up a theory that Eternals, and more importantly their Deviant counterparts, could lead to the origin of the Skrulls, who were introduced in the blockbuster hit, Captain Marvel.
“The origin of the Skrulls could carry over to the MCU in Marvel’s Eternals movie. At some point in the film, Marvel will, of course, go over who the Celestials really are, why they created the Eternals, and where the Deviants came from. It hasn’t been confirmed yet that the MCU’s Deviants are creations of the Celestials, but this important part of their backstory is likely to be kept for the movie. When explaining the Celestials’ experiments on humans, it could be mentioned that Celestials genetically engineered lifeforms on other planets. This makes sense, given that the Celestials are powerful cosmic beings who have traveled all over the universe. Plus, movies like Captain Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy have made it abundantly clear that there is no shortage of planets in the MCU capable of hosting intelligent life.
With this in mind, there’s no reason why Celestials would only create life on just one planet. They could have created Eternals and Deviants all over the cosmos. A history lesson in Eternals could reveal that the Skrulls were a product of their experiments, and that they’re actually a version of the Deviants. Marvel could end up doing something similar with Thanos, since he’s an Eternal in the comics. Considering that the Eternals are a lesser-known property comprised of heroes that most audiences won’t be familiar with, connecting them with major Marvel characters as well as the larger MCU feels like it would be a smart move for the film.”
The Celestials have been a big, albeit background, part of the MCU thus far. First seen in Guardians of the Galaxy, the Celestials helped shaped the universe. Now, they will play an even bigger part, as they are directly responsible for The Eternals and, if this theory holds true, possibly also responsible for the Skrulls. This theory makes a lot of sense, from a cinematic perspective. This film in particular will span up to millions of years, and will serve as an origin for not only the newest superhero team, but the universe itself.
The movie may shed more light on the Skrulls, whose MCU presence has been a deviation of sorts (pun fully intended) from the comic book version. This origin could also highlight a more villainous offshoot of the Skrulls, and thus still give us the rumored Secret Invasion storyline in the films.
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