Patton Oswalt, who played Pip the troll in the first movie, has just revealed that there will be a sequel to Eternals. At least according to Patton Oswalt, who appeared in the credits of the first movie.
It has been announced that an Eternals sequel will be directed by Chloé Zhao, so hopefully, Starfox and Pip will have more adventures together in the future.”
Take this with a pinch of salt as there hasn’t been a confirmation from Marvel Studios or Disney. He might have been mistaken like Rosario Dawson was about The Punisher reboot rumors.
Although Eternals has received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, it wouldn’t surprise me if the first movie inevitably gets a sequel, as the first movie paves the way for a sequel. Zhao would also be happy to be back, telling The Playlist “I would be back in a second working with the Marvel team.”
The future of the MCU, at least in part, has been laid out during Comic-Con. While Eternals 2 wasn’t included in the announcements, that doesn’t rule anything out, as those announcements have mainly been focused on Phase 5 of the franchise.
As a result, here is what we know about a possible Eternals 2.
Eternals 2 Release Date
Due to the fact that it has not been confirmed by Marvel yet, we do not have a confirmed release date for Eternals 2, but we will have to wait until at least the end of 2024 if not later.
It appears that Phase 5 of Marvel’s universe is pretty full, but it is possible that Phase 6 may be able to accommodate the sequel, as we only know that it will begin with Fantastic Four and conclude with two Avengers films in 2025.
With D23 just around the corner, it is possible that we will see a surprise update in the near future.
Eternals 2 Cast
The majority of the cast should return if the sequel is confirmed, but there were a few casualties.
There was no doubt about it that Salma Hayek’s Ajak would be killed by Deviants (with some help from Ikaris) and that the lead Deviant Kro (voiced by Bill Skarsgard) would be killing Don Lee’s Gilgamesh.
Ikaris, played by Richard Madden in the movie, ended up flying into the sun at the end of the film’s climax (yep, he did that), seemingly to his death. However, since the 7,000-year history of both races rules out them returning in flashbacks, it is impossible to rule out the possibility.
Those are the deaths, but Sersi turned Lia McHugh’s Sprite into a human, making it unlikely that he will return. If he does return, it is possible that the role will be played by someone else.
The rest of the Eternals will return, including Gemma Chan’s Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo, Brian Tyree Henry’s Phastos, Lauren Ridloff’s Makkari, Barry Keoghan’s Druig and Angelina Jolie’s Thena.
Besides Harington, the film is also expected to feature Sam Witwer as Dane Whitman, possibly as the Black Knight, which is hinted at in the post-credits scene (more on that later).
In terms of the mid-credits scenes of the sequel, there will be an extra burst of star power in the form of Harry Styles, who made his MCU debut in the mid-credits scene of the first movie as Eros, aka Starfox, aka the brother of Thanos.
He did say that he wasn’t sure when he would be able to do another movie and, as a result, cast doubt on his return to the MCU.
However, Patton Oswalt, who voiced Pip the Troll in the first film, might return for a sequel… unless he’s told off for leaking the sequel’s news in the first place.
Eternals 2 Plot
Even though the first film was heavily inspired by Jack Kirby’s comics, the movie is mostly a standalone story of its own, which means that it makes it difficult to predict what will happen in the sequel based on what occurs in the comics.
Thanks to the cliffhanger ending of the first film, we can just concentrate on it.
A few months after defeating their leader Arishem, and stopping Tiamut from destroying Earth, the Eternals decide that everything is over for now and should go their separate ways. Unfortunately, the Eternals are wrong as Arishem decides to remove Sersi, Kingo, and Phastos from the planet to save it from destruction.
In the comics, Arishem is a Celestial who passes judgment on whether any planet’s civilization is worthy of survival, just like he does on this planet, in which he is a Celestial who passes judgment on wherever any civilization is rooted. He plans to look into their memories to decide whether humanity deserves to survive.
Despite their presence on board the Domo, Makkari, Druig, and Thena have somehow managed to avoid Arishem. Their purpose is to share information about their true nature with other Eternals as they are on board the ship with the Eternals, the Domo.
As they discuss some of the events mentioned in the mid-credits scene, they assume that Arishem has something to do with Sersi, Kingo, and Phastos going missing, so they assume Arishem was involved in it. Enter Eros, who arrives on the Domo with promises of helping them to locate their friends.
As Dane is seen touching the Ebony Blade in the post-credits scene of the movie, it seems more like a prelude to Eternals 2, rather than a standalone tale in the MCU. The Eternals may be joined by the Black Knight, as we see Dane go to reach the Ebony Blade in the post-credits scene.
Digital Spy reported that Harington did not rule out returning as the Black Knight in the future.
In terms of the way I live my life, I believe in trying to live in the present, especially with work. So, as far as I’m concerned, I’m Dane Whitman in this movie and I guess if you go to see it, you might find out a bit more about me,” he said.
This franchise and MCU appeal to me because I want to see Dane’s story expand beyond him simply being human, so I hope we will see that in the future.”
Which Eternal is the Strongest?
The strongest Eternal is Gilgamesh because he is physically stronger than any other
Throughout the years, he has been the group’s bruiser, the one who gets picked to smash their opponents. Gilgamesh is the Eternals’ titan, and the character is based on the legend of Gilgamesh of humans.
A sequel to Eternals will be directed by Chloé Zhao. Patton Oswalt played Pip the troll in the first movie. The cast and crew are still to be confirmed, but most of the cast should return. Ikaris, played by Richard Madden in the movie, is unlikely to return. The rest of the Eternals will return, including Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo.
There will be an extra burst of star power in the mid-credits scene. In the comics, Arishem is a Celestial who passes judgment on whether any planet’s civilization is worthy of survival. The Eternals may be joined by the Black Knight, as we see Dane go to reach the Ebony Blade in the post-credits scene.