The post-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe — sorry, multiverse — is still mostly a mystery. Spider-Man: Far from Home will close out phase three of the MCU and not much is known about phase four. In this information vacuum, a rumor that Millie Bobby Brown, Eleven herself, is appearing in an upcoming MCU project has gained traction.
At a recent Far from Home press event, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige responded to a question about the Stranger Things star and/or Donnie Yen, the Rogue One actor also rumored to be joining the MCU, rather obtusely.
“Both good actors that would be fun to see in the MCU,” Feige said. “But nothing specific, or nothing to talk about. We’re still, as I’ve said for the better part of a year or two, we’re waiting for Endgame and Far From Home to come out before we talk about what’s next, officially. We’re almost there.” His response was far from a no, but it was also far from a yes.
Brown and Yen have mentioned as potential members of the cast of The Eternals, a Marvel comic series about a fictional human species — homo immortalis — created by alien Celestials to defend the Earth. Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Salma Hayek have also been linked to the project, which seems to be trying to duplicate the Guardians of the Galaxy formula: turn a lesser-known property into a massive blockbuster.
Feige has talked throughout the Far from Home press tour about casting decisions, particularly how Marvel worked for years to get Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Mysterio in Far from Home, and Keanu Reeves, who has yet to appear in a Marvel movie.
So even if Brown doesn’t show up in The Eternals, it’s possible we see her join the MCU further down the road. And given the fact that the upcoming third season of Stranger Things could very well be its last, it makes sense that she’d want to set up some projects outside of Hawkins.