Could Disney+ Make an Eternals Prequel? The Writers Hope So
Eternals, the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, took the franchise to whole new worlds with its centuries-spanning storyline. Our group of immortal main characters has been around for longer than the wheel, and their list of adventures is unbeatable. While the film hints at some of their antics, we’re still left wondering what they spent their downtime doing. Could Disney+ ever create an Eternals prequel series? We like to think so, and the film’s writers are on board, too.
Beware that this post may contain mild spoilers for Eternals. If you haven’t seen it, then bookmark this page for after you have. And if you were at the front of the line like we were, then head over to our review after you’re done here!
Eternals Writers Wish For A Disney+ Prequel
Kaz and Ryan Firpo are young cousins without a list of films under their belt. However, what they do have is innovative ideas and a fire underneath them to create something magical. So, when Marvel Studios hired them back in 2018 to create a story that is arguably one of their largest in scope, our hopes were high that they could bring something new to the table. And that is precisely what they did, along with Patrick Burleigh and the film’s director, Chloé Zhao.
A recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter gave the Firpos an opportunity to discuss dream projects. Among them is an Eternals prequel for streaming services. Nothing is officially in the works, and it remains more of a joke to the writers than something that could become a reality, but anything is possible at Marvel.
Some of their ideas for episodes include following the backstory of Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo, watching as he juggles “his life as a movie star, dealing with Gandhi’s peaceful dissolution of the British empire in India.” Another idea includes following Thena in Greece as she battles her way through the city.
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Could This Project Really Land On Our Screens?
Marvel Studios is famous for its ability to keep secrets locked under heavy keys. Rarely do we know what is coming before we get it, other than the rare occurrence where people sneak spoilers off of sets. The exciting idea about an Eternals prequel on Disney+ seems perfect for the franchise and the platform, but it’s almost too good to be true. Plus, if they’re talking about it this early on, the odds are that it’s not in the works. Otherwise, we’d be in spoiler territory.
But let’s pretend that the studio pushes forward with the idea. It’s almost a perfect opportunity for them. The characters of the Eternals have already been fleshed out in their film, so audiences are attached to the characters and have enough reason to want to push play. There are also illusions to what has happened in their past. We could have episodes filled with Phastos’ romance, Sprite’s challenges with her immortal appearance, or Makkari’s runs around the world. You could place these characters at any event in history, and a story could come from it.
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An Eternals prequel on Disney+ is no guarantee, but it’s a great idea for the studio. Keep your eyes peeled for any hints that it’s coming.
Readers, let us know what stories you’d like to be told in an episode if Eternals comes to the small screen. Are there any tales you’d want to see their take on? Or relationships you’d want retroactively explored? Let us know your ideas in the comments!
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Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.