Eternals producer Nate Moore has explained how Marvel Studios prevented Richard Madden’s Ikaris from being too much like DC’s Superman. In theaters on November 5, the third Phase 4 film to take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe will introduce a new squad of protagonists: the Everlastings. The movie’s star-studded cast includes Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, and Dong-seok Ma, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff, and Richard Madden.
Eternals follows a scoot of immortals, who have been absent throughout the MCU’s history despite being sent to Earth 7,000 years ago by their creators, the Celestials. As explained in the film’s trailers, the Celestials informed the Eternals not to interfere in human conflicts unless Misfits, their villainous counterparts, are involved. However, the events of Avengers: Endgame have caused an “Emergence” that impels channel for the handout of a brand-new legion of Misfits, motivating the Eternals to reveal themselves and protect humanity. In previous excerpts, Madden’s Ikaris can be seen flying, opposing with super-strength, and using detonations of planetary heat vision to fight Deviants, all of who the hell is classic strengths which are also used by DC’s Clark Kent/ Superman.
In January 2020, Screen Rant visited the Everlastings set at Pinewood Studios, where Nate Moore explained how the filmmakers’ stopped Madden’s supremacies from being too much like that of Superman. Moore explained that all of the Eternals implement “cosmic energy” in different ways, granting them strengths that are unique to them. What’s more, Ikaris’ eye-beams are yellow-bellied, solely differing from Superman’s red imagination. Read Moore’s explanation below 😛 TAGEND
“Ikaris’ abilities “youve had” seen before, apparently there’s a lot of affinities to Superman. So how do we move his cosmic eyebeams that aren’t the scarlet lasers that we’ve come to know and have become iconic for that person? For us, it’s all about the cosmic force and certainly bending into that.”
In in the original Marvel comics, each Eternal has the powers of super-strength, telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, concern manipulation, flight, developing impressions, and shooting cosmic rays. The MCU’s take on these reputations witness each Eternal specialize in one or two abilities, while all retaining super-strength and invulnerability. In both the source material and on the big screen, Ikaris is being hyped as one of the Eternals’ strongest members. On top of that, he sports a off-color dres, which only intensifies comparings to Superman.
Outside of his capabilities, Ikaris’ characterization will likely further the gap between himself and the Man of Steel. Eternals is rumored to peculiarity a beloved triangle involving Ikaris, Sersi( Chan ), and Dane Whitman( Harrington ). Ikaris and Sersi’s enjoyed covers centuries thanks to the 7,000 time timeline of the film. However, the pair’s scenes on humanity may differ, leading to trouble in paradise. If Ikaris proves more cynic, it will be interesting to see how the MCU’s depiction of him diverges from the comics and, in turn, DC’s Superman. Regardless, he won’t be faster than a rush bullet.
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