Kronos And Thanos Could Appear In The Eternals, Adam Warlock Was Intended To Start As A Villain

Ever since word got out that Marvel Studios is working on bringing The Eternals on the big screen, fans have been speculating on what would form the roster of this new team-up. It turns out we may have something more concrete to go by, although I’d still suggest to file this one under a rumor for now. Discussing Film got a chance to speak to comic book writer Jim Starlin, creator of Thanos, about Avengers: Endgame and Marvel’s future plans, who revealed that Kronos might be in consideration for appearing in The Eternals.

Starlin himself wasn’t really sure about the final roster and mentioned hearing about it from a third-hand source. He also revealed that Thanos could appear in one of the prequel movies they have in mind; it’s possible he could be in The Eternals as well since that movie is set to span thousands and thousands of years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I think Kronos is supposed to be in The Eternals, when they make that one, I’ve heard, it’s third hand, so take that with a grain of salt. Eros, I’d like to see, I mean, they will be bringing back Thanos, which I can’t imagine they’re not going to do down the line, after they’ve made so much money off of him at this point.

When asked which other of his weird comic creations would he want to see brought to the MCU, he mentioned Pip the Troll along with Dreadstar. He expressed some confidence in that happening after Marvel rehired James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3; Gunn would indeed be the perfect choice to bring these cosmic beings on the big screen, including Adam Warlock, who was teased at the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

The one I’d really like to see added to the Marvel Universe is Pip the Troll. I think he would be fun, and I think there’s a possibility of that now that James Gunn’s back with the Guardians movies, we’ll see. I think they have some sort of plans for Warlock, I’m not certain on this, this is speculation on my part that they do more with him, they were talking about bringing him in as a villain at first, they said, so that makes me think that he may have more life than that and that if gets that, I’m hoping that Pip the Troll will come along, you know, Thanos, Pip, and Dreadstar are my favourite characters.

It certainly looks like Marvel will be firing on all cylinders, adding plenty of more characters to make their cinematic universe as close to the comics as possible. For now, The Eternals is shaping up rather well, with some big cast members eyed for potential roles as it should be, for Marvel is considering The Eternals to be its next major franchise after The Avengers.

It’s also interesting to see Adam Warlock was intended to be introduced as a villain first, before potentially joining the Guardians. That’s pretty much what fans had speculated after his namedrop in one of the numerous Vol. 2 post-credits scenes. It also made sense from a storytelling perspective, seeing as his coccoon was with the High-Priestess Ayesha, whose encounter with the Guardians didn’t exactly go down to her liking.

The Eternals is set for a 2020 release; this could be a November 2020 slot but don’t quote me on that yet.