‘Eternals’: Sprite Star Lia McHugh On Sequel Ideas

Will Sprite return?

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Sprite star Lia McHugh has touched upon a potential Eternals sequel.

Audiences and critics were firmly divided on Chloe Zhao’s Eternals. While the film was praised for its visuals and set pieces, considerable criticism was hurled towards the film’s pacing and plot. While Eternals may not have been the critical or commercial darling that Marvel Studios had hoped for, the film has found a new home on Disney Plus, where audiences have been reevaluating Zhao’s moody and cosmic take on the superhero fable.

It’s unclear if a direct sequel to Eternals is in the works, though it is known that characters like Sersi and Ikaris are on track to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some shape or form. The film left off on a pretty damning cliffhanger, as well as leaving the fate of Lia McHugh’s Sprite up in the air. In a recent interview(via Comicbook.com), McHugh was asked what the future holds for Sprite and if a sequel is in the works.

While the star didn’t reveal what the future has in store for the now human Sprite, Lia McHugh teased that she’s set to return to the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“Yes, it’s very exciting. I can’t wait to read the scripts when it happens. It’s probably going to not be for a while, but I’m ready for it.”

Here is the film’s synopsis:

The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit. The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight. The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.

Chloe Zhao directed Eternals from a script she co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh, Kaz Firpo, and Ryan Firpo. The cast of the Marvel Studios project includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Harry Styles as Starfox, and Mahershala Ali as Blade.

Eternals is available to stream on Disney Plus will be available on home media formats on February 15. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of Kit Harington’s Black KnightBlade, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Source: Comicbook.com