Eternals is the latest movie to arrive from the MCU’s Phase 4 and is set to debut in theaters in just over two weeks. Although, mere hours after the world premiere of Marvel’s Eternals, the casting reveals in the post-credits scene has been leaked online. Eternals held its world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night.
However, reviews are still under wraps for the next week, early reactions for Eternals have made their way to social media, and they’re so far largely commendable. Many appreciated the epic scope of the movie and insisted it is unlike other Marvel project that has come before. It’s also said the post-credits scenes for Eternals are not to be missed, though one major surprise has already been revealed.
Following the Eternals premiere, Matt Donnelly, a writer for Variety, took to social media just to give the spoiler to the fans. He revealed that Harry Styles has been cast in the MCU as Eros, the brother of Thanos. Little else was revealed about his role or what the post-credits scene includes. However, no one has assumed that this means Styles will play a pivotal role in the MCU going forward.
Harry Styles has been rumored for the part of Eros for some time now, but Marvel has remained quiet about the possibility. The singer made his feature film debut in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, and he has a pair of eagerly-anticipated releases coming up next year, Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling and My Policeman with Emma Corrin. With a Marvel role now under his belt alongside his previous awards fare, Styles is turning into a bona fide movie star. Eros who is known as Starfox in the comics is often seen as the polar opposite of his power-hungry brother Thanos. He has similar abilities to the Eternals and has been a part of both that team and the Avengers.
The movie is directed by recent Oscar winner Chloé Zhao and boasts an ensemble cast that includes Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, Lauren Ridloff, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lia McHugh, Barry Keoghan, and Kit Harington. In the Marvel universe, the Eternals are a group of cosmic beings with incredible abilities who have been tasked with protecting humanity from the Deviants. However, it will be quite interesting to see how the MCU incorporates Eros into future movies, particularly since Thanos has already met his end.