The Eternals: Film Writers On Kurt Russell's Ego And His Connection With Celestial
by Meenakshi | Thu, 11 Nov 2021 06:37:58 GMT
An Image from Marvel Studios The Eternals showcasing a Celestial. Source:

While fans are welcoming the new ten superhero characters introduced in Marvel Cinematic Universe through Chloe Zhao’s directed The Eternals with open hands as the superhero epic is breaking records at the box office around the world. The film writers Matthew 'Kaz' Firpo and Ryan Firpo while appearing in a recent interview with The Direct, addresses the question about Kurt Russell's character Ego the Living Planet, who was introduced in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 as a Celestial, higher power beings in MCU, that's why did the newly released blockbuster Eternals establishes that the Celestials does not take a human form whereas the fans do get to see Peter Quill's father Ego in a human form.

“We talked about it at length, but it's one of those things where I think that maybe Guardians [Vol. 3] will have something to say about it… Ego’s a really fascinating character, whether he’s lying or not, that’s a question,” Kaz said to The Direct while explaining that as Ego The Living Planet is really a celestial if he could take a human form.

Kaz added, further explaining that the Celestials side of the story has been explored in The Eternals and it is something that they are looking forward to also exploring in the future. “… I think that you’ve seen the Celestials now in our film, what they are, what they’re capable of, the fact that they are truly as large as planets, give birth to suns, and they’re immortal space gods—even more than our tiny little immortal space gods. So I think it’s going to be something that we’re going to continue to get to explore a little bit.”

He continued, elaborating that the god-like being Eternals doesn’t even know who Ego is actually. “and I think that you know, as far as we know, the Eternals haven’t met Ego. They don’t even know who he is. Was he an imposter? I don’t know, but I’m excited to see James Gunn’s Guardians 3 as much as you are.”

An Image featuring The Eternals writers  Matthew 'Kaz' Firpo and Ryan Firpo. Source: The Playlist

With Matthew 'Kaz' Firpo and Ryan Firpo serving as the film writers of Marvel Studios The Eternals, the film has the most diverse cast featured in a Marvel film in its history such as Salma Hayek in the role of Ajak, along with Angelina Jolie in the role of Thena, Brian Tyree Henry in the role Phastos, Richard Madden in the role Ikaris, Gemma Chan in the role of Sersi, Lauren Ridloff in the role of Makkari, Lia McHugh in the role of Sprite, Kumail Nanjiani in the role of Kingo, Barry Keoghan in the role of Druig, Don Lee in the role of Gilgamesh, Kit Harington in the role of Dane Whitman with additional actors such as Harish Patel, Haaz Steiman as Phastos' husband, Ozer Ercan as a smuggler and Zain Al Rafeea in an unknown role.

The film is set as the twenty-sixth installment in Marvel Cinematic Universe, directed by Award-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao, production of Eternals takes place under the brand name of Marvel Studios.