Eternals 2 has received its most encouraging update in front of its MCU premiere, even though the status of an Eternals sequel hasn’t got officially announced.
According to reputable industry source KC Walsh, the news revealed on social media that Shang-Chi two and Eternals 2 were added to Marvel Studios’ internal production schedule.
The announcement that Eternals is getting a sequel is more unexpected, even if it sets up with the ending of the first Eternals movie.
On the other hand, a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has always been more a question of “when” than “if.”
Eternals, one of Marvel’s most polarising solo films in history, debuted in theatres at the height of the pandemic as something entirely new for MCU fans.
Together with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania of Solace, it continues to have the lowest rating of any Marvel Studios film on Rotten Tomatoes, and since its release, no official sequel plans have been announced.
The Pip, the Troll actor Patton Oswalt, accidentally revealed something about Eternals 2, but he swiftly refuted that assertion after admitting internet rumors had duped him. The movie ended with suspense, undoubtedly making it evident that Marvel Studios had a sequel in mind, but Walsh’s story is the first feeling viewers have that those plans are coming to fruition.
An update on the production of Eternals 2
On Twitter, insider KC Walsh reported that Eternals 2 has officially been “added to Marvel Studios’ production schedule,” implying that the studio is now committed to producing a sequel and is already in the planning phases.
That is the most specific information on an Eternals sequel, which was never promised by Marvel Studios’ upper management when the original film appeared in November 2021.
How Soon Can We See Eternals 2 in Theaters?
Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) can see the apparent approval of Eternals 2 as a victory, especially in light of the difficulties that the first Eternals film faced.
Even though the original MCU film has one of the lowest box office totals ever, much of that isn’t the movie’s fault. Now that the box office is returning to normal, Eternals 2 should have a far better chance of success.
Now that it appears that preparations are being made behind the scenes, the critical question is when exactly the film will be shot and released.
Gilgamesh actor Don Lee’s management firm revealed that Lee had got cast in Eternals 2, which they said was “intended to be created.” That listing suggested that the sequel was well underway and would begin production later this year, even if Lee’s participation is still being determined, given Gilgamesh’s passing in the first film.
In addition to the scheduling challenges in the real world, how the Eternals fit into the Multiverse Saga needs to be clarified, serving as the foundation for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The opening of Eternals made a clear connection to the Infinity Saga by having the squad deal with the fallout from Thanos’ Snap as they learned about the Emergence.
The squad might be helpful in Avengers: Secret Wars’ battle against Kang the Conqueror, but Marvel might also elect to have them follow the same course as their first film and deal with the fallout from those events to launch Phase 7.
Regardless of the specifics, the MCU will be able to continue to develop its cosmic plot with the help of Eternals 2 because so many beloved heroes and antagonists will be moving their journeys along.
Disney+ is currently streaming Eternals.
Could we expect a sequel to Shang-Chi?
The fact that these release calendars solely consider the films that will be on the schedule based on publicly available information is a recurring theme in discussions over Marvel Studios’ release schedule.
It is only a matter of where they will fit in the timetable that determines whether or not there will be other movies. It was a matter of when, not if, Deadpool 3 would be added to the schedule, even though it had just got recently listed as the final movie of the MCU’s Phase 5 (at the time).
Though inevitable, a sequel to the popular Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was officially announced at the end of 2021.
So, no one thought that the sequel wouldn’t happen when Marvel Studios produced a timetable for Phase 5 and Phase 6 that didn’t include it; instead, they felt that, like Deadpool 3, it was only a matter of when they would announce it. If Walsh is correct, the announcement’s time is drawing near.