Eternals has finally released and gave us a hint at the fate of the newly introduced race of aliens that lived among humans for decades. The all-star cast includes quite a few big names, such as Angelina Jolie, Gemma Chan, Don Lee, Kumail, Nanjiani, and many more. Playing the race’s leader is Selma Hayek, who recently joined Smallzy’s Celebrity Small Talk podcast, where she revealed that she has signed up for multiple Marvel Studios films. The host also took to Twitter to share her full quote, where she confirms she has a multi-film deal but she doesn’t know if or when she might return to the role.
I did sign multiple movie deals! It was kind of fun being part of this…secret society that you have to protect so fearlessly.Salma Hayek
If you haven’t watched the film yet, only continue at your own risk, as we will spoil a major moment in the story.
So, this is a rather curious confirmation. Salma Hayek‘s character Ajak famously dies early on in the story and acts as a catalyst for the events that unfold. Her role as their leader is passed on to Gemma Chan‘s Sersi. So, her signing up for multiple sequels might have an implication on where exactly the story is heading. It also opens the window for other Eternals that passed away in the story to make a return at some point down the line. It also might hint that Chloé Zhao might have mapped out these characters’ future, as she even hinted that the inclusion of Harry Styles as Starfox was a “package deal” when she signed on for the project.