Marvel’s latest big blockbuster film is “Eternals”, which tells the story of a group of immortal beings with superhuman powers who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years, reunite to battle the evil Deviants and save everyone on the planet.
The film introduces over 10 new superheroes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now that Marvel Studios has the ability to create original content for Disney+, there is already talk of potentially making an Eternals prequel series for the streaming service.
During a recent interview with the writers of the film and they were asked by the Hollywood Reporter, if they would do a Disney+ show or another Marvel movie, which Kaz Firpo replied:
Both. This project has been the gift that keeps on giving. The pandemic was an incredibly challenging experience for the whole planet, but we took a little time to write my debut feature as a director, which is called The Motor City Girls, which is about five teenage girls in Detroit in the 1990s with strange and dangerous powers, trying to figure out and dismantle the cult that their father started 20 years ago. It’s a supernatural detective story. It’s a work of American magical realism. Ryan is writing and producing and I’m directing. 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. 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.
With Ryan Firpo adding:
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.
With “Eternals” having a stellar cast including Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek, Lia McHugh, Don Lee and Kit Harrington. Many of them have made a name for themselves making TV shows such as “The Walking Dead”, “Game Of Thrones”, “Humans” and “Bodyguard”, so a Disney+ series wouldn’t be impossible.
Disney+ continues to open new doors creatively for Marvel Studios, as they are no longer restricted to just doing movies, they have options of doing both live-action and animated series, in addition to doing holiday specials and much more. At the end of the “Eternals”, the credits said that they would be returning, but would you like to see an Eternals prequel series featuring Kingo as a Bollywood star in the 1980s or something else?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.