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She-Hulk Trailer Has a Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Easter Egg

The first trailer for Marvel's She-Hulk: Attorney at Law finally debuted on Tuesday, clueing us in on what to expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe debut of Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany). The trailer was jam-packed with clever moments and surprising pieces of Marvel canon, both tied to Jen's storied comic history and beyond. That included a blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to a key part of Jen's status quo — one that also doubles as an Easter egg for some of Marvel's most significant names.
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How ‘Eternals’ Found VFX Inspiration in Jack Kirby, Manga and Sea Creatures

Last year, Chloe Zhao made the leap from independent films to Marvel with “Eternals,” which is now streaming on Disney Plus. For Zhao to bring the story to life, one person who was important to her journey was visual effects supervisor Stephane Ceretti. Before Zhao had even shot the Oscar-winning “Nomadland,” Zhao had met Ceretti. For “The Eternals,” she continued shooting on practical locations, working in natural light and utilizing the magic hour instead of being in a studio working against green and blue screen. Zhao explains, “Planet Earth is such a big part of the emotional arc of the story that...
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A long-hidden trove of Jack Kirby art has been unearthed for auction

Jack Kirby was and forever will be the "King" of comic books for his creations and co-creations at Marvel like Captain America, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, and the Eternals, as well as his work at DC creating the publisher's Fourth World/New Gods. But comic books weren't...

How Eternals Fails To Live Up To The Potential Of Jack Kirby

There's no getting around it: Marvel Studios' new film "Eternals" is a weird movie. Not just weird compared to other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, but compared to all movies that came before or since. It contains rapid-fire tonal shifts that make your head spin, jumping from light comedy to action to cosmic sci-fi and back again seemingly without blinking. The film slings strong themes we're not used to seeing in a PG-13 superhero flick, things like sex (and sexual identity), suicide, and the futility of being. Oscar-winning "Nomadland" director Chloé Zhao clearly was making some big swings with this one, and even though the critical response has been mixed – largely because "Eternals" is too much of an outlier — we're making a different supposition: It wasn't weird enough.
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Head-to-Head: Chloé Zhao’s ‘Eternals’ is an imperfect, yet powerful ode to Jack Kirby, 'The King of Comics'

When Jack Kirby created the Eternals in 1976, they were a bizarre, non-traditional superhero concept. When he returned to Marvel Comics in the 1970s following a stint at DC Comics, he continued his exploration of the concept of gods and men previously elaborated on in “Tales of Asgard” and “The Fourth World” at Marvel and DC, respectively. Elements of “Tales of Asgard” and “The Fourth World” made their way into the Thor films and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” respectively.
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Jack Kirby

The Marvel Cinematic Universe was shaken up this weekend with Chloé Zhao’s Eternals. Based on Jack Kirby’s epic 19-issue series, The Eternals (1976), the film explores a group of immortal aliens…

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Calls ‘Eternals’ A ‘Love Letter’ To Late Comic Book Artist Jack Kirby

While there’s no shortage of love and appreciation for late comic book legend Stan Lee, fellow icon Jack Kirby hasn’t always been so lucky in regards to getting the attention he deserves. Despite creating many of the world’s most famous heroes and supergroups (The Avengers, The Fantastic Four, Captain America, Black Panther, Thor, and The X-Men, for starters), compared to his colleague, Kirby has always been less of a household name for folks who aren’t deeply committed to comics. However, at last night’s Eternals premiere, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was quick to give credit where credit was due.