Despite having one of the lowest-rated critics scores in the MCU, Eternals was still a success in terms of its box office performance and its ratings later on when it went to Disney+. Fans and audiences were able to welcome the new set of heroes in the MCU and appreciate the film's different approach.
Some time ago, rumors started to emerge that Marvel Studios is working on a sequel to the film and it seemingly became true when Patton Oswalt, who voiced Pip the Troll in the post-credits scene of the film, revealed in an interview that a sequel is happening with director Chloe Zhao returning.
However, it looks like that seemingly premature announcement might not have any truth to it after all. As reported by The Direct, in an interview with Empire Magazine, Oswalt clarified his past announcement and stated that he actually has no idea whether the sequel will indeed happen.
The actor blamed the false rumors across the internet for letting him believe that a sequel is in the works. "If there is going to be a sequel, I’ll be the last to know. I was catfished by the internet," he said.
The Pip the Troll actor also shared an interesting behind-the-scene moment about his involvement in the film where he revealed that he actually did the role through motion capture, making it the first time that he's doing that type of performance in his career.
He added, "That was the first motion-capture guy I’ve ever played. I was on a little wheelie chair next to Harry Styles. What better way to jump in?"
With this clarification from Oswalt, it does pose a question of whether a sequel is actually happening after all. So far, Marvel Studios remains mum on any plans and so far none of their confirmed upcoming projects have any connection to the Eternals.
For now, let's just wait for any news and updates regarding the characters' return to the franchise in the coming months. Even with the film's underwhelming performance, it seems that Marvel Studios will still stick with them in their future plans.
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Eternals is available to stream on Disney+.