Marvel Studios introduced a new superhero team in phase 4 of the MCU. Eternals were introduced to MCU fans in 2021, with a huge cast. The film received mixed reviews from critics and the audience. Fans claimed that the film was packed with too many characters, who lack chemistry. With all the negative reviews from fans and critics, no one expected that there would be a sequel to the film. However, The mid-credit scene from the movie also hints at a possible sequel to the 2021 movie.
The post-credit scene also introduces Blade to the MCU. Although the studio confirmed Blade, there had been no news about Eternals‘ sequel. As the studio is moving ahead with phases 5 and 6 of the MCU, Nate Moore finally talked about whether Eternals would have a sequel or not.
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Nate Moore Confirmed the Return of The Eternals to the MCU
Nate Moore serves as the VP of Production at Marvel Studios and is also the producer of the upcoming Marvel film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Recently talking to comicbook.com, Moore was asked about the future of Eternals in the MCU.
Answering the question, Nate Moore said, “I don’t want to spoil anything, but we have not seen the last of those characters.” Although he says that fans have not seen the last of these characters, it is still not confirmed where they would appear next.
During the presentation of Phase 5 and phase 6 at the D23 Expo, the studio did not say anything about the sequel. However, it still doesn’t rule out the possibility of having a sequel in the following phases of the MCU.
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What to Expect From Eternals 2?
Except for Richard Madden, Ma Dong-Seok, and Lia McHugh, the rest of the cast is expected to return for the sequel. The mid-credit scene shows Harry Styles as Eros, aka Starfox, and he is also expected to join the sequel.
The story of the sequel may follow where the first film ended. In the mid-credit scene of the movie, Starfox joins Makkari, Druig, and Thena on their ship. He tells them about the mysterious disappearance of Sersi, Kingo, and Phastos and assumes that Arishem has something to do with it. Eros introduces himself and offers his help to find their friends.
The story may follow up where the first film ended. Makkari, Druig, and Thena can go on a journey to find Sersi, Kingo, and Phastos along with Starfox.
There might be a possibility that before the sequel, some characters may feature in other MCU films or series. But the mid-credit scene sets a whole other story for the sequel. Kit Harington is also expected to appear as the Black Knight.
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Nate Moore Says Eternals Was Setting Up the Future of the MCU
The post-credit scene of the film also introduced Mahershala Ali’s Blade to the MCU. Kevin Feige also announced the movie at the D23 Expo. However, following certain complexes, the release date of the film was changed later.
He said, “[Blade] was [part of the scene] for reasons hopefully that would become apparent as you see more things, but [Mahershal Ali] wasn’t there on the day.” He further said that they were planning two versions of the scene, one where they would cut to him and one where they wouldn’t.
Moore further says that then they decided to keep the voice only as it would be a good tease for fans. He said, “And again, it was more just for the fun of it, to tease it a little bit, to hear the voice and not see the man.”
Nate Moore is also the producer of the upcoming sequel of Black Panther. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the final film of phase 4 of the MCU.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release on November 11, 2022.