“Eternals” will be the 26th film to come out within the MCU. Along with that cinematic universe, audiences have seen numerous other superhero flicks come out over the years due to pretty much every studio wanting its own tentpole projects. It takes a lot for a comic book adaptation to stand out among the pack, but judging from what Richard Madden has to say, “Eternals” has accomplished precisely that.
In an interview with GQ Magazine, Madden talks in-depth about his foray into the superhero world. While there may be fight scenes and colorful costumes, “Eternals” will be different from anything Marvel fans have seen before. He described how they approached the source material by going “above just another superhero movie. It’s about, ‘OK, so how do they interact with the world now, when they’ve done everything?’ What are these people like? And what do they value and care about? What doesn’t affect them?”
Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and even Peter Quill are ultimately human beings, so they can share a lot of traits with regular people. However, the Eternals are beings that have always been around. They’ve seen every aspect of human existence and have chosen not to intervene until the film’s events. Therefore, it probably wouldn’t make sense for them to play “Fortnite” during their cinematic introduction.
Madden compares the movie with Amazon’s “The Boys,” specifically with how the show deconstructs what audiences think of superhero stories. He describes how people have seen the same old stories done before with these characters, and now, they’re ready for something more interesting. “Eternals” could represent the next stage in the evolution of the genre, so don’t miss it when it comes to theaters on November 5, 2021.