The worst Marvel movie is reportedly getting a sequel

The worst Marvel movie is reportedly getting a sequel

Eternal-ly sticking around? The worst Marvel film is getting a sequel, according to a new Marvel Studios leak.

According to the moderators on the Marvel Studios Spoilers Reddit thread, Eternals, the least popular Marvel movie among fans and critics (but not included in our list of Marvel movies in order), may receive a sequel.

Eternals 2 “is on track” at Marvel Studios, as hinted at in a brand-new Tales From the Mod Queue thread, though there’s no word on how far along the production line it might be. The leak also raises the possibility that Chloé Zhao, who helmed the first Eternals film, won’t be back for the follow-up. Zhao might be “heavily constrained” if she agrees to work on Eternals 2, according to the Marvel brain trust, which is made up of co-president of Marvel Studios Louis D’Esposito and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.

Unverified information in the post suggests that the development of the superhero movie was slowed by production problems. If Eternals 2 is approved, it has been reported that Marvel staff are worried about a repeat of the same situation. However, this could just be rumor.

Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fans are advised to treat all Eternals 2 material with a huge grain of salt, according to the moderation staff at Marvel Studios Spoilers. However, the moderators of the Reddit website also claim that these facts originate from dependable and trustworthy sources. In essence, readers are free to decide for themselves if any (or all) of this is accurate. We’ve contacted Disney for an official response to the claim, and if we hear back, we’ll update this post.

Eternals was released in theaters in November 2021, but has gone on to become the worst-rated MCU movie so far. Currently, the Marvel Phase 4 project holds a 47% “rotten” rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, putting it dead last in Rotten Tomatoes’ own MCU film ranking list. Meanwhile, Eternals has an audience rating of 6.3 out of 10 on– only Ms Marvel, the latest Marvel Disney Plus show, has a poorer IMDB rating (6.2) than Eternals among the MCU’s various movie and TV offerings. That’s discounting Sony’s Marvel productions, too, such as Morbius and Venom

We stated in our review that Eternals was a “better movie than some critics have suggested,” and that it was a “worthy MCU entry that presents a thought-provoking reflection on what it means to be human, even if it is dressed up in superhero attire.” Although the majority of fans disagreed with us, we believe that some other Marvel movies are inferior to Eternals as MCU entries. To find out other Marvel films we rated lower than Eternals, read our post ranking the best of the franchise.

Analysis: does Eternals deserve another chance?

In our opinion, yes. Yes, as we pointed out in our review, Eternals has a number of significant flaws that make the movie difficult to follow, including its overarching plot once the key twist in the story is revealed and its abrupt jump cuts.

Those concerns have also only gotten stronger with each new MCU movie and TV program, as other works have neglected to address the probable birth of a new Celestial, Tiamut, from the Earth’s core. Or the fact that the enormous, marble-colored Tiamut, which was once alive, can now be seen in the Indian Ocean. Or the discovery that a few Eternals were taken hostage by a different Celestial in Arishem, who, given his height, would have been visible to every person on Earth, before he left with his hostages.

However, for a film based on some of the most unwieldy Marvel comics content in history, it did as good a job as it could in bring the Eternals’ convoluted comic book book history to cinephiles and MCU fans alike. 

But for a movie based on some of the most complicated Marvel comics material ever, it did the best it could to convey the intricate comic book history of the Eternals to moviegoers and MCU devotees alike.

Its brief examination of the Celestials’ history in the Marvel Cinematic Universe teased more about the role played by these enigmatic cosmic beings in the creation of the universe as well as their sinister scheme to do so. It contributed significantly to representation and diversity in the largest film franchise in the world by introducing the MCU’s first openly gay and deaf superheroes.

One of the most aesthetically arresting Marvel films ever filmed was made possible by Zhao’s cinematography and astute directing style. Even though its post-credits sequences were regrettably revealed before the movie’s premiere, they were just as entertaining as the end credits sequences we’ve seen before in the MCU.

So there was a lot to like about Eternals. Based on those post-credits scenes, Marvel isn’t done with the characters who starred – whether in lead or bit-part roles – in it. Maybe the studio even feels it owes it to the Eternals to make a sequel and show just how integral they can be to the MCU. It would be a redemption story worthy of Tony Stark/Iron Man, The Winter Soldier, or Loki if it did happen.

If an Eternals sequels is in pre-production, it could be announced at Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic Con panel on Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET / 6:30PM BST / 11:00 PM IST. We suspect that it would form part of Marvel’s Phase 5 plans, too, rather than be another Phase 4 entry.

Still, there are plenty of MCU productions set to arrive before a potential Eternals 2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the next Marvel movie to arrive in theaters this November. Before that, though, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law lands on Disney Plus in August.

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