Currently in theaters, The Eternals have introduced a significant character gallery to the MCU. What to give ideas to the writers for a derivative series?
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is developing more and more with series on Disney +, as evidenced by the various announcements during Disney + Day. We have already found several of our heroes in shows, like WandaVision or Loki, and other characters will be entitled to their own series.
The Eternals, at the heart of the film directed by Chloé Zhao, could well also be entitled to it. Screenwriters Ryan and Kaz Firpo, who co-wrote the script for the film, are said to be up for it and even have some ideas, as they told Hollywood Reporter :
“We could go back in time and do an episode on Kingo [Kumail Nanjiania, ndlr] in the 1890s in Mumbai, where he juggles his life as a movie star against the backdrop of Gandhi’s peaceful dissolution of the British Empire in India. There might be an episode with Thena [Angelina Jolie, ndlr] where she is in Greece. I would love to do this series. There are a lot of opportunities.
If the audience allows us, there will also be a story to tell with Dane Whitman [Kit Harington, ndlr]. There is also going to be a story to be told in Cosmos with the Eternals facing off against Arishem and all of the Celestials who are these incredible metaphors of creation. I think there are a lot of stories in the universe of the Eternals. “
For Ryan Firpo, there are plenty of opportunities: “It’s an exciting time to be a storyteller. With Disney +, with the movies, there are so many opportunities to tell these stories and so many different formats. It’s a really exciting time to just explore. new frontiers in the narrative. “
This could indeed be an interesting way to expand the universe of the Eternals in the MCU given that the film ends on that note The Eternals Will Return and a sequel is not on the agenda, like the ‘longtime producer Nate Moore explained to the Toronto sun that the sequels weren’t always a logical sequel for the characters in the MCU:
“It doesn’t have to be. Obviously we have some ideas of where we could go, but there is no hard and fast rule, which would say we have to have three films and that is the first.”
We will have to wait for announcements from Disney + to know if such a project could see the light of day.