Marvel Actor Responds to Disappointing Sequel Update

When eternal When it hit theaters last fall, it wasn’t exactly met with rave reviews. Though the film has its true fans and staunch defenders, critics called director ChloĆ© Zhao’s Marvel film overly long, cluttered, and more than a little dry.

Despite this, eternal added many new, important elements to the MCU lore and was anchored by a talented cast. Focusing on a cast of all-new characters like Ikaris and Sprite, the film recontextualized and in some cases improved upon certain aspects of the MCU.

So far, no sequel has been officially announced, nor have any rumors or gossip been heard on the subject. To make matters worse, not even a hint of another episode of eternal was given at either San Diego Comic-Con or D23. This is something star Barry Keoghan seems to have weighed on.

Barry Keoghan wants more Eternals

Eternal Barry Keoghan Druig

Speaking to GQ, eternal Star Barry Keoghan, who played mind-controlling hero Druig, revealed his reaction to the fact that there was no talk of a sequel at this year’s SDCC:

“[They] I didn’t actually mention Eternals 2, so…”

The publication noted that Keoghan appeared quite upset and “Bruises” by this lack of news.

Previously, Keoghan’s co-star Kit Harington opened up about the silence surrounding another Eternals film, but seemed to offer fans a glimmer of hope by mentioning Marvel’s upcoming Phase 5 planning, while still noting he hadn’t heard:

“Me again… and that’s true: I don’t know much about what they’re up to. And you know, I’m hoping to be involved with things in the future, with this character, with Dane Whitman, and that he’s going to go on and be the thing that everyone on the street is talking to me about. But I honestly don’t know. I don’t know what their plans are. I know they’re going into some kind of phase 5…”

Will there be more Eternals?

It’s certainly disappointing for many that there’s a 2021 sequel eternal seems very much in limbo.

The film did decently in a pandemic-era box office environment, but was still Marvel Studios’ lowest-grossing film. It’s a factor that may actually be contributing to Marvel’s reluctance to greenlight a sequel.

Still, the film exists in the MCU, where the end of a given franchise doesn’t necessarily mean the characters won’t be seen again. Sersi, Phastos, Druig and the rest of the Eternals team could easily show up Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or secret wars.

Also, Dane Whitman was introduced to Blade in a post-credits scene, so it stands to reason that wherever Mahershala Ali’s Daywalker lands, Whitman is in tow.

Marvel Studios eternal is available to stream on Disney+ and is available wherever movies are sold.

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