For the first time since it started, there have been no announced plans for the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As is par for the course with the MCU, there has been plenty of speculation and fan theories. The acquisition of Fox has led to many theories regarding fan favorites characters likes the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. The events of Spider-Man: Far From Home have advanced the long rumored cosmic direction the franchise is supposed to go in.
One rumor was addressed at the San Diego Comic-Con. In April 2019, it was confirmed that Angelina Jolie would play a part in Eternals. Other than that, there have only been guesses as to who would be in the movie. Kevin Feige introduced the director of the movie, Chloe Zhao to the stage. Clearing months of dream casting and speculation, Zhao announced the main cast of Eternals:
- Richard Madden as Ikaris
- Angelina Jolie as Thena
- Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo
- Lauren Ridloff as Makkari
- Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos
- Salma Hayek as Ajak
- Lia McHugh as Sprite
- And lastly Don Lee as Gilgamesh, the Forgotten One
Eternals is scheduled to release on November 6, 2020.