The build up to the release of Eternals was odd to say the least. The movie was censored in several countries across the globe, it has become the lowest rated MCU movie ever on the likes of Rotten Tomatoes and CinemaScore, and yet, audiences have so far seemed to love it. At least a lot more than the critics did.
It may not be the MCU’s greatest effort, and it’s undoubtedly hurt by its pacing and ridiculously long run time, but it certainly isn’t a bad movie by any stretch.
That being said, arguably the best aspect of the 26th chapter in the franchise is what happened during and after the credits, and the potential implications they have for the future of the MCU. Shang-Chi’s post credit scenes were amazing, but it’s possible Eternals topped them with some genuinely game changing revelations.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe may never be quite the same after the Eternals, thanks to the introduction of several key new characters, a villain that could end the world with but a mere thought, and a tease for one of the most anticipated movies coming to the MCU over the next few years.
Warning: Heavy spoilers for Eternals to follow.
9. Where Did Arishem Take The Remaining Eternals?
By the end of what seemed like the longest movie in cinematic history, the Eternals on Earth had dwindled down to just three in number. Ikaris, Ajak, and Gilgamesh were dead, Sprite was turned into a human, and Thena, Makkari, and Druig left the planet on the Domo. Sersi, Kingo, and Phastos remained, however not for long.
Midway through a conversation between the new Prime Eternal and Dane Whitman, these three Eternals were taken from the planet they protected from the Deviants for an audience with Arishem in person. This was their judgement for stopping the emergence of Tiamut.
The Celestial took the prisoners away from Earth to study their memories and decide whether or not the humans are worth saving, but where were they actually taken?
Throughout the whole movie, as Arishem is one of the biggest beings ever introduced to the MCU, Ajak and Sersi conversed with him almost on another plane of existence, possibly being transported off planet. His own dimension is questionable to begin with, so there really is no limits as to where he could take his Eternals for judgement. Starfox apparently knows where to go, and it’s likely another amazing cosmic world will be uncovered when the Eternals return to the big screen.