While Eternals certainly has its share of fans, the lengthy superhero drama received mixed-negative reviews when it hit theatres in 2021, and remains the only Marvel Studios release to drop to "rotten" status on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Chloé Zhao-directed film didn't really fare much better at the box office, and despite rumors to the contrary, there's a lot of speculation that a direct sequel may not be part of the studio's plans.
During the latest episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Druig actor Barry Keoghan was asked for his take on Eternals' reception, and he seems to feel Zhao's style simply wasn't something a lot of fans were ready to embrace for the MCU.
“I think Chloe [Zhao] brought a whole kind of feel to it. You know? So Chloe brings - as you’ve seen from her past films - raw performances and really, really touching performances. I don’t think it was… I think it was new. I think it was just new. It was new for the Marvel world."
As for that much-discussed sequel, Keoghan has previously stated that he'd be more than happy to reprise the role of Druig, and remains optimistic about a potential return. The Banshees of Inisherin star also revealed that he spoke to producer Victoria Alonso about the chances of a follow-up, but stopped just short of confirming anything!
"I didn’t get a chance to chat with her too much, but yeah. I’m always optimistic, always. I wanna know what Druig is doing right now. Anyway, we’ll see. You’re not going to get that out of me. I know nothing!"
Maybe we're reading a bit much into Keoghan's comments, but it does sound like he may know a little more than he's willing to divulge here!