Eternals remains Marvel Studios' only "Rotten" movie on Rotten Tomatoes, and seeing as it was released at a time when people were still reluctant to head to theaters, we don't really know how much that affected box office takings. By no means a flop and far from a hit, the franchise now appears to have been sidelined similar to what happened with The Incredible Hulk.
There have recently been rumblings about a sequel heading our way during the Multiverse Saga, while reliable scoopers are claiming Tiamut will return in a big way in Captain America: New World Order and Thunderbolts as the MCU's source of Adamantium.
Recent projects have also been rife with Kingo Easter Eggs, but actor Kumail Nanjiani confirms he's still in the dark when it comes to any possible Eternals sequel plans.
"I mean, listen, I have plans today. I don’t know if they have plans. I would love to come back," the actor says. "But I’m sort of waiting to hear when or if that’s going to happen. I’m hoping I get to do more. I had a great time playing that character. It’d be a shame if he’s a sort of one and done. But, you know, the decision’s not mine to make."
Marvel Studios enlisted an A-List cast for Eternals, so the fact they don't seem to know what the future holds in store for this franchise is a little worrying. The movie ended on a massive cliffhanger that we can't imagine will be left unresolved, but the Eternals may well end up being little more than supporting characters in a future project.
Insiders, however, claim a follow-up will happen, and it was recently reported that we should expect "Judgement Day" in the more cosmic sequel. Arishem took the Eternals who disobeyed him in order to decide whether Earth deserved to survive at the cost of the emerging Tiamut, so the stakes will clearly be extremely high in any follow-up.
While there's no news on a possible release date, it sounds like filmmaker Chloé Zhao won't be back at the helm, so Marvel Studios could be searching for a new director.
Are you hoping Eternals 2 happens?