Upon its debut, ‘Eternals’ signaled a shift in the MCU’s direction. Despite the film facing mixed reviews and box office challenges, it was often praised for its ambition, though criticized for introducing elements that weren’t further explored. While some viewers found it refreshing, blending cosmic and mythological themes, others felt it fell short. Despite the uncertainties, there are rumors from a reliable source, Daniel Richtman, suggesting that an ‘Eternals’ sequel is in the early stages of development.
Gemma Chan takes on the role of Sersi in ‘Eternals,’ portraying an empathetic Eternal deeply connected to humanity and Earth, working as a museum curator and romantically involved with Dane Whitman. Richard Madden embodies Ikaris, a formidable Eternal wielding cosmic energy, entangled in a centuries-long love story with Sersi, their opposing views on Eternals’ connection to the world adding complexity.
The diverse ensemble includes Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as Thena. While Richard Madden’s return is confirmed, according to Richtman, more updates on the cast and development are expected to unfold.
Fan reactions to potential ‘Eternals’ sequel were diverse, with some urging Marvel Studios to further explore the new direction in the MCU, while others argued against another installment, citing recent box office disappointments. Notably, ‘The Marvels’ debuted with $110 million globally, marking the lowest MCU opening, in contrast to ‘Eternals,’ which opened with $162 million globally, the second-largest worldwide opening weekend during the COVID-19 pandemic for a Hollywood film.
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