Can Eternals Surpass Captain Marvel As MCU’s Strongest Superheroes?

Can Eternals Surpass Captain Marvel As MCU’s Strongest Superheroes?

As Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings us new heroes, the conversation of who is the strongest superhero is inevitable. We are left wondering if newcomers like the Eternals can defeat the old guard.

Time and time again, fans keep on theorizing which superhero could smoke the rest if another Civil-War-like situation were to arise.

Kevin Feige had previously talked about how Carol Danvers’ Captain Marvel was the strongest superhero in the MCU (after all, she did carry Iron-Man’s spaceship back to Earth in Endgame).

Well, Feige later backed on this and called Wanda Maximoff’s Scarlet Witch the most powerful superhero after WandaVision. Now with the Eternals being next in line, fans wonder if anyone among them can surpass Captain Marvel.

Can Eternals Surpass Captain Marvel As MCU’s Strongest Superheroes?
Captain Marvel | Source: IMDb

ComicBook decided to dig into the matter and asked Eternals producer Nate Moore about who among the Celestial-created immortal alien superheroes possesses such power. Moore mentioned Angelina Jolie’s Thena and said,

When Captain Marvel goes binary, that is tough. But [Thena] will be as if Captain America, who I would argue is probably the best physical fighter, was powered by cosmic weapons. She’s going to be a problem, but again, Captain Marvel going binary, that’s tough.

Nate Moore

The producer’s comments seemed to favor Carol Danvers, but he also added that the Eternals are godlike beings, so there would be no comparison at all with the human heroes,

I mean, look, they’re obviously stronger than humans so I think, you look at our amazing heroes, like Hawkeye and Black Widow wouldn’t have a problem. We didn’t want them to be too godlike because I do think you run the risk of them being less relatable. Although I guess Thor has managed that pretty well.

But we don’t necessarily have a ranking system. We do think they sort of occupy their own pocket, and I do think down the line, if and when they were to intersect with other characters, that’s a fun thing to sort of investigate.

A new Eternals featurette titled “In The Beginning” divided the Eternals into the ‘Thinkers’ and the ‘Fighters.’ As expected, Thena had to be one of the fighters. The other four in the list of strongest fighters are Ikaris, Gilgamesh, Kingo, and Makkari.

Eternals “In The Beginning” Featurette:

“In The Beginning” Featurette | Marvel Studios’ Eternals

Regardless of their powers, Eternals is sure to be a heavy hitter. The Chloé Zhao-directed film has already surpassed Shang-Chi, and Black Widow as advance sales have reportedly gone up to $2.6M in its first 24 hours.

Marvel’s Eternals is slated for a theatrical release on November 5, 2021.

About Eternals

Eternals is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics of the same name. It is the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, who wrote the screenplay with Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo.

It stars an ensemble cast including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Harish Patel, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie.

In the film, the Eternals, an immortal alien race, emerge from hiding after thousands of years to protect Earth from their ancient counterparts, the Deviants.