Within a running time of almost three hours, Eternals told a story that spanned thousands of years. Understandably so, they didn't get to cover every single event that the Eternals did here on Earth and there are fans who would love to see more of their life throughout their stay on the planet. As it turns out, the writers themselves would love to explore it too.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Eternals co-screenwriters Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo expressed their desire on wanting a prequel series for Disney+ which would explore the characters' life on Earth in the past. Kaz said, "We’ve even said jokingly that there should be an Eternals prequel show on Disney+. Go back and do a Kingo episode in 1890s Mumbai where he is juggling his life as a movie star, dealing with Gandhi’s peaceful dissolution of the British empire in India. And there’s an episode with Thena where she’s in Greece. I would love to make that show. There are a lot of opportunities."
He continued, "If the audiences allow us, there’s going to be a story to tell with Dane Whitman. There’s going to be a story to tell in the Cosmos with the Eternals confronting Arishem and all the Celestials who are these incredible metaphors for creation. I think there’s a lot of stories in the Eternals universe."
Ryan added, "It’s an exciting time to be a storyteller. With Disney+, with 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 narrative."
It would be a great idea for Marvel to do an Eternals prequel series which would give us an extended look at the characters and a glimpse of their life here on Earth in a lot of historical events, which the film didn't get to explore much due to the running time. Fans will definitely check it out and would like to see a deep dive into the characters. It could work as an anthology series with each episode focusing on an Eternal.
Because of Disney+, the possibilities are now endless for Marvel to produce prequels and spinoffs of the characters that never get much exploration in the theatrical films. We've seen that on series such as WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. It wouldn't be a bad idea at all to do a deep dive exploration of the Eternals through a TV series.
Eternals is now showing in theaters.