Could Phase 4 of the MCU film the Eternals’ internal conflict in a similar way to Captain America Civil War?
Captain America: Civil War was a landmark movie for the MCU , the Russo brothers’ feature film having started Phase 3. Expected next November, The Eternals for its part could reproduce a similar diagram vis-à-vis the fourth phase. While introducing new and super-powerful characters, Chloé Zhao’s adaptation indeed promises to revolutionize the Marvel universe, Kevin Feige having even teased “one of the best pitches he has ever heard”. If these words will have something to arouse our curiosity, they also suggest that the Eternals will have to face new challenges within the film.
While braving Kro as well as the Deviant people, these new superheroes might also be brought up against a internal challenge. This could even lead to the disbandment of their group, like the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War. This is not the first time that such a possibility has been raised, Screen Rant having recently suggested – under cover novelty – that the Eternals should separate so as not to offer the same storyline as the crossovers Avengers . An interesting idea that could make Chloé Zhao’s project a preponderant Phase 4 film, echoing that of the Russo brothers.
Where Tony Stark and Steve Rogers had opposed due to conflicting political considerations, the Eternals could see their group break up for several reasons. The first concerns in particular the future of humanity. Being overpowered beings, these heroes would be able to keep it or on the contrary destroy it. In this context, one could imagine that several members of the Eternals feel threatened by humans while others would ultimately seek to defend the planet that has welcomed them for several years. It wouldn’t be surprising if beings like Thena (Angelina Jolie) are wary of this civilization.