RUMOR: ‘Eternals 2’ To Be Reworked Into New MCU Project

Will the Eternals return?

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Eternals 2 may never see the light of day. A new rumor suggests the project is being reworked to fit a new direction for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It’s no secret that Marvel has taken some big swings in the past few years. While some have paid off in the eyes of fans like Werewolf By Night, others like Eternals left moviegoers lukewarm. This has led many to wonder if an Eternals 2 would ever manifest to wrap up the cliffhangers left in place by the film.

The prospect of an Eternals 2 was recently dashed by reports that Disney wants to reorient the MCU to focus only on “guaranteed hits”, leaving franchises like Eternals and Ant-Man on the cutting room floor. However, according to scooper MyTimeToShineHello, Marvel hasn’t canceled the film, but simply transformed it into a new project.

A Bold New Direction For Eternals 2

Eternals 2 being transformed into a “new project” likely means that Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao won’t be returning to helm the sequel. While many didn’t agree with the direction she took the film, there’s no denying she brought her own flare to the MCU in a sea of increasingly same-y feeling projects.

Given the scale of the cliffhanger at the end of the first movie, Eternals 2 will likely be a large crossover event instead of the highly contained historical epic that Eternals was. This likely means some sort of adaptation of the Judgement Day comic arc, which was their recent crossover with the Avengers and X-Men. With Marvel now owning the mutants, it seems to be the perfect time to adapt the story.

Marvel could also be looking for a soft creative reboot with Eternals 2 to make the project into a safer IP. Neil Gaiman’s comic run on the team focused on the team scattered and without their memories, potentially allowing them to split the heroes across different corners of the MCU without the branding of the controversial first movie.

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Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!