Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown Denies The Eternals Casting Rumor
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a particularly fascinating place right now. Following the release of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Phase Three of the massive franchise has officially come to a close. And for the time being, Phase Three of the MCU is a total mystery, with fans waiting for San Diego Comic-Con and/or D23 for information about the studio's plans for the future.
Since the general population is left totally in the dark regarding Phase Four, plenty of fan theories and rumors have been popping up around the internet. One of them was related to Stranger Things breakout star Millie Bobby Brown, and the mysterious Eternals movie. While a rumor claimed Eleven might be making her MCU debut in the developing blockbuster, the 15 year-old actress recently shut that down, saying:
Well, that was pretty cut and dry. Turns out Millie Bobby Brown has yet to sign on for a role in Marvel's The Eternals. And from the sound of it, she and her parents seemingly haven't even been approached about the movie.
Millie Bobby Brown's comments to CBR are sure to be a bummer for Stranger Things fans, who think the actress would be the perfect talent to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Stranger Things 3 only recently debuted, and her character Eleven went toe to toe with the evils of the Upside Down as a fighter this time around. Since she's got experience as a superpowered hero, the MCU seems like it'll be in her wheelhouse.
Alas, it seems the rumors about Millie Bobby Brown and The Eternals are just that. At least, for now. The film industry is an ever changing place, and the rumor getting this much attention might inspire the powers that be at Marvel to reach out to the young actress' team and set up a meeting. MBB recently made her big blockbuster debut in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. And while that movie didn't make as much money as planned, she's gotten experience on a massive and expensive movie set.
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If Millie Bobby Brown were to join The Eternals, smart money is on her playing the comic book character Sprite. Sprite is generally the comic relief of the group, and is a trickster that liked to pull one over on his friends, as well as humans. While he's typically a male in the comics, the character could easily be gender swapped to make way for Brown to take on the role. If the studio ever reaches out, that is.
Stranger Things 3 is currently streaming now, and CinemaBlend will keep you updated on the future of the MCU as details become public. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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