Eternals will undoubtedly radically impact the MCU by playing an essential role in the multiverse, and the film’s ending made us think the same. Everybody has widely accepted the film, which makes us excited to know what’s in store for the future. In the movie, the Eternals saved the Earth from their masters, the Celestials, but the ending wasn’t happy. The band of cosmic warriors decided to split up at the end and that has been quite interesting to follow. This has reportedly paved the way for several new characters to join the cast and play significant roles in what we now know as Phase 4.
A summary of the events
Eternals rewrote the destiny of the human race by revealing that a Celestial named Tiamut was to be born to and destroy the world. Meanwhile, Ikaris turned on the Eternals out of loyalty to Arishem and tried to ensure the birth of Tiamut. Arishem then came to Earth and took Sersi, Phastos, and Kingo for judgment after the other surviving Eternals left Earth in their ship, the Domo, to find the other Eternals in the universe.
This cliffhanger resulted in a massive shift in the status quo of the MCU. We don’t know if it was the studios’ intention, but this ending has set the stage for possible spin-offs and sequels in the future.
Will Eternals 2 Happen? The end credits seemed to promise that by saying, “The Eternals will return”. So it’s reassuring that the cliffhanger ending will be given a chance of redemption. But do we know whether the spin-offs happen? The box-office collection of the coming days will be a significant deciding factor for answering that question.
Will Eternals be a part of Avengers 5? Unfortunately, it’s difficult to say that at this moment. MCU Phase 4 is still in its early stages. What’s interesting is that none of the films or the spin-off series have definitively answered whether the Avengers are officially still a team or not. These series are Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki, so far.
What about the spin-off series? Eternals’ end-credits scene set up two new MCU heroes, one of whom was revealed by the director herself. Dane Whitman accepted the mystical Blade that set him up to become the Black Knight. He will return either in Eternals 2 or in a stand-alone series or movie. What struck out in the scene was the voice of Mahershala Ali. He asked Dane whether he was ready to wield the sword or not. This fact was officially confirmed by the director, Chloe. Mahershala was already set to play Blade as the official addition to MCU, and now maybe he will come back as the vampire slayer in Eternals 2. For now, at least his appearance as the Blade is confirmed and fans can’t wait.
It will be pretty interesting to follow the path the MCU has supposedly decided to take through Eternals, and we are sure that the journey will be worthwhile for Marvel fans all across the globe. The introduction of some new characters and new faces will open numerous other doors for the superhero saga.