All posts tagged: the eternals

2020 is Year of Comic Heroines

2020 has begun and as the resident nerd of the 17 Waverly Podcast I am looking forward to the buckets of comic book content we are getting. As DC and Marvel prepare to launch their projects in the coming months I have found that there is a strong common denominator across the board; WOMEN. Birds of Prey: Say what you wish about DC live-action content over the past few years. If you choose the negative route I respect it. However, there is something  objectively true about the brand; they’re trail blazing. First studio to introduce darker and grittier tones, first studio to showcase a villain ensemble, and first studio to bring a successful female superhero to the big screen. 2020 will earn DC and Warner another badge of firsts as they release the first female ensemble superhero film with Birds of Prey due February 7, 2020. Am I one of those fans still pouting that it’s Birds of Prey and not Sirens? Yeah, a little. Am I annoyed Barbara Gordon is nowhere to be seen in …

‘The Eternals’: D23 Reveals Kit Harington; Gemma Chan is the lead as Sersi

We are officially out of the D23 Expo and there is A LOT to cover. Today I wanted to get started with The (not that anticipated?) Eternals. Since it’s announcement, and especially after the confirmation of the Disney Acquisition of Fox, the property has become very easily dismissed by fans. After all, even among comic readers the IP isn’t that strong… To make up for it, Marvel has thrown an extremely star-studded cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, and this weekend added Kit Harington and Gemma Chan. When the film was announced headlines read that it would feature the MCU’s first openly gay superhero (though it was not specified who) and that the film would be first and foremost a love story… This gay comic book nerd allowed his heart to flutter just a little too much with the hope that this might be the first gay LEAD superhero film. However, this weekend seemed to confirm that Gemma Chan was not just cast the eternal Sersi, but would also be the film’s …

‘The New Gods’ vs ‘The Eternals’

Don’t know who The Eternals are? Not to worry, neither do most comic fans! I would consider myself a “committed-casual” comic reader and, in reality, had very little information about the property before the film was announced. Now, despite the comic not being a big hitter amongst readers, it certainly is involved in some weird S*** these days. How so? Let’s take a look! 1: Who Are The Eternals: First and foremost, let’s clarify, in an abridged version, just who the Eternals are! They are an immortal (pretty self-explanatory) group of humans that were created in the early stages of mankind’s development by beings known as the Celestials. You might recall a little cameo of the Celestials in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and you may also recall that Peter Quill is in fact HALF Celestial! This small branch of humanity, unlike inhumans and mutants, tend to possess a uniform power-set though exceptions have been seen. Eternals have super-strength, flight, forcefield abilities, telepathy, illusion casting,  and teleportation. All these powers come from their ability to …

MCU Phase 4: Ranking the List

We have ten projects announced for the two-year Marvel Phase four! With Saturday’s schedule announcement I thought it would be fun to break down the list and rank them from most excited to least. 1.Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness-The MCU is taking a page from Fox’s failed playbook; they’re going horror. Personally, I wasn’t a big fan of the first Doctor Strange. It felt to me like they played it safe with the mysticism and went more Inception than anything else.  With this announced sequel I have HOPE that we’re going to get more of the meat of what makes this character and his world so special. ALSO, Scarlet Witch will be co-staring in this film. I’m a huge Scarlet Witch fan. The more we get the happier I am. With Elizabeth Olsen slated to star in two MCU projects for phase four I am expecting that we will dive deeper into the true nature of her powers and what she’s capable of. 2. WandaVision-As just mentioned, I’m a Wanda fan. I was …