With just a few weeks remaining for the worldwide premiere of Eternals, producer Nate Moore has now teased a scintillating new future ahead for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Eternals boasts of a stellar cast consisting of Angelina Jolie, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Brian Tyree Henry, and Salma Hayek. After staying hidden on Earth for thousands of years, this immortal race of powerful aliens comes out of hiding to protect the planet from their evil counterparts: Deviants.
Earlier in 2019, Marvel Studios revealed its plans for Phase 4 at the San-Diego Comic-Con. Interestingly, the Avengers was missing from Marvel Studio’s future plans for the first time in many years. Since then, the slate has been expanding to include a few more interesting projects, including Fantastic Four. With Eternals being the latest movie to premiere this year after a lackluster 2020, courtesy of the pandemic, producer Nate Moore has revealed the future plans for another Avengers movie.
“I think you can, or you can not, you know what I mean? I think, Avengers 4 was called Endgame for a reason. We haven’t really talked in a real way about what an Avengers 5 would be even. I think we can have it either way if we want. We could build towards it or we could just say, ‘Hey, here’s a standalone Avengers movie.’ And I think as long as the story was strong and interesting enough people will come and see it. We’re kind of nerds so we like to build towards things aVPProducnd we like to spread bread crumbs and see where they come… But yeah, and I think audiences also kind of want to be surprised. So, to some degree, we don’t want to say, ‘You saw that trick, let’s do that trick again.’ What’s the new way to surprise people if, and when we did an Avengers movie, what would be the funnest version of that?”
“It could be anything. Do you go the opposite and make the stakes really personal and small, because what’s bigger than Endgame? You know what I mean? How do we make the stakes bigger than that?” The universe is going to collapse? I don’t know. Or is it there another way where, ‘Oh, here’s a really clever Mission: Impossible style Avengers movie that gets to be smaller. Again, all ideas we can play with, but I do feel like the door’s a bit open and audiences will be kind of game to follow us.”
The introduction of Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror in Loki has set the ball rolling for a full-blown multiversal proportion of stories to be fleshed out. And with the Sorcerer Supreme all set to explore the multiverse in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the multiversal side-effects might lead to another epic team-up for another Avengers movie.
Eternals is slated to release on November 5, 2021.