UPDATE: Millie Bobby Brown has denied Variety‘s report that she will star in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.
“Everybody thinks that I’m gonna be in a Marvel movie,” Brown told her Instagram followers during a live Q&A. “Not that I know of. My family and I have no idea, so I just want to let everybody know that I’m not, as of right now.”
Actors commonly deny or tiptoe around their potential involvement in unannounced projects, but Brown’s comments here are emphatic. Match that with Variety only mentioning her name in a Comic-Con article instead of giving news this big its own coverage and there is plenty of reason to believe Brown’s denial is sincere.
See Millie Bobby Brown’s denial of the report in the video below (captured by YouTube user Cammy), followed by the original article.
In one of the most deeply-buried ledes in recent memory, Variety reports Millie Bobby Brown will join The Eternals. The news was delivered as the trade ran down its list of potential revelations during Marvel Studios’ Hall H presentation at Comic-Con next week.
The Stranger Things star has already broken into blockbusters with Godzilla: King of the Monsters hitting theaters this year. She’s also playing the title role in Enola Holmes, now in production.
Fans have been hoping Brown would join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, especially after she visited the set of Avengers: Infinity War a couple of years ago. She would undoubtedly be welcomed with open arms if she appears on the Hall H stage during Marvel’s presentation.
There is no word on what character Brown might play, but we have a couple of clues. The Eternal best-known for her age range is Sprite, an immortal who spends his entire existence looking like a 12-year-old boy.
The casting breakdown for The Eternals did not feature Sprite, but they did include Piper. There is no Piper in the comics, but the character in the breakdown sounded a lot like a female re-imagining of Sprite. There’s nothing wrong with changing the gender of the character and the name change avoids the inevitable soda puns.