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Review of Eternals Screenwriters Would Love A Disney+ Prequel Series

Marvel Studios’ Eternals was recently released, ushering in a brand new era of superheroes into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While a lot of the world of the Eternals remains a mystery, the screenwriters behind the movie wouldn’t mind getting to explore the franchise on the smaller screens.

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According to a recent interview with Collider, screenwriters Matthew “Kaz” Firpo and Ryan Firpo spoke about the film, where they mentioned the fact that seeing a prequel series on Disney+ could be interesting.

“I feel like maybe we’re manifesting, but absolutely, there’s a Disney+ show,” said Kaz when asked if he thinks there’s potential for a series. “Maybe we make Eternals 2 and 3, and then go to the prequels. We think you could do 10 episodes, and each episode is spending with one Eternal, in a very specific period. Angelina [Jolie]’s episode could take place in ancient Greece, where she’s hanging out with Aristotle, performing at the coliseums and amphitheaters, and is basically fighting the Peloponnesian War. It’s a very specific slice of history. Kumail [Nanjiani] would be helping Gandhi deal in the 1920s with the separation from the British. You can just look at history and have a lot of fun of it.

“The magic of Eternals is that tone where it’s a fun and entertaining story, but it’s also about humanity as an experiment. Do humans really deserve the gift that we’ve been given, of this planet and of this life? I wanna see Sprite living in Shakespeare’s England and working behind the scenes as his magician, or supporting Harry Houdini on the world tour. There are so many chances to look at these really fascinating time periods in history. For sure, there is a show there.”

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The film features a star-studded ensemble including Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena, and Kit Harington as Dane Whitman.  

Eternals is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) from a screenplay co-written by Matthew K. Firpo and Ryan Firpo.

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