Marvel Bringing Back Their Most Hated Superhero Team, Whether You Want It Or Not

Marvel Studios producer Nate Moore says the Eternals will definitely be back.

By Douglas Helm | Published

Eternals may not be the most popular Marvel movie on the block, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t have its share of fans. Whether or not you hate this particular team of Marvel heroes, we can likely expect to see more of them at some point. Speaking to, producer and VP of Production at Marvel Studios Nate Moore said “I don’t want to spoil anything, but we have not seen the last of those characters,” when asked if we would see a future for the team.

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While that doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll get a full-blown sequel to Eternals, it does mean that we can probably expect to see at least a few of the surviving characters return in other Marvel projects. After all, the movie did introduce quite a few new characters and concepts and it would be weird if none of it was ever mentioned again. For instance, there’s a giant dead Celestial sticking out of the Indian Ocean in the MCU that no one seems to care about.

Besides that massive new oceanic feature, Eternals introduced us to Sersi (Gemma Chan), Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani), Sprite (Lia McHugh), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Druig (Barry Keoghan), and Thena (Angelina Jolie). Though Ikaris, Gilgamesh, and Ajak didn’t survive the film, we did get to meet Kit Harrington’s Dane Whitman, who they seem to be setting up as Black Knight. Another post-credits scene also introduced us to Harry Styles as Eros, who is Thanos’ brother in the comics.

Clearly, all of this can’t just be left on the interconnected table of the MCU. All of that, and we didn’t even mention that Eternals was the first introduction of Blade to the MCU in the same post-credits scene that set up Black Knight! There was a lot going on in the movie, perhaps slightly to its detriment, but a lot of it is too important to just act as if nothing happened.

Eternals ended up being a pretty decent box office success, although it didn’t receive the warmest critical reception with a 47% on Rotten Tomatoes. With that being said, it does have a 77% on Rotten Tomatoes from audiences, so clearly, the opinion on the film is divided. It makes sense that Marvel would want to use the characters again, while also being careful about how they go about it.

If you’re one of the fans who did love Eternals, it looks like you’ll have more of them to look forward to, one way or another. The MCU has a lot of moving pieces right now, so it seems unlikely we’ll be seeing them soon, but there’s definitely hope now. Perhaps they’ll make an appearance in major crossover events like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.

While we wait to see more from Marvel’s most divisive team, we can look forward to the other projects they have in store for the near future. You catch the next MCU film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever when it hits theaters on November 11. After that, you can catch the end of Marvel’s Phase 4 with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special on November 25.

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