Upon its release, ‘Eternals’ marked the change of direction in the MCU, and despite the movie receiving mixed reviews and bombing at the box office, it was often described as ambitious and sometimes incoherent due to many elements introduced, which were subsequently never used again.
Some viewers considered the movie a breath of fresh air and appreciated the themes that mixed cosmic themes with mythologies, but some felt that the movie didn’t quite hit the mark. Still, it seems that ‘Eternals’ was ambitious enough to warrant itself a sequel. Nothing has been confirmed so far, but a source of reliable scoops and leaks, Daniel Richtman, claimed that the sequel to the movie is in early development.
In ‘Eternals,’ Gemma Chan portrays Sersi, an empathetic Eternal with a strong connection to humanity and Earth, serving as a museum curator and dating Dane Whitman. Richard Madden plays Ikaris, a powerful Eternal with cosmic energy abilities, whose centuries-long love for Sersi creates a complex dynamic as they are on opposing sides of how Eternals connect to the world.
The ensemble cast features diverse characters, including 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. Richard Madden, as per Richtman, is the only one confirmed to return to the movie as of now; still, more news will be available as development goes forward.
The reactions from fans were mixed, with some encouraging Marvel Studios to explore the new direction in the MCU, with others claiming that the MCU currently doesn’t need another ‘Eternals’ movie on top of several box office bombs. As a reminder, ‘The Marvels’ opened up with $110 million globally, making it the lowest in the MCU ever. As a comparison, ‘Eternals’ opened up with $162 million globally, which was the second-largest worldwide opening weekend in the COVID-19 pandemic for a Hollywood film.
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