Phase 4 of Marvel Cinematic Universe started in 2021 and is the first phase that includes series along with movies. Phase Four started with the WandaVision series starring Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany as Vision. Til now, 2 movies and 4 series have been released by Marvel and this phase is set to continue with its upcoming movie, Eternals.
Eternals is all set to release on 5th November 2021, after being pushed back due to the covid 19 pandemic. The movie is produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore and is based on the marvel comics by Jack Kirby of the same name. The movie is directed by Chloé Zhao and brings together a whole new incredible cast together.
The movie follows the immortal alien race, The Eternals who had stayed hidden on earth for almost 7000 years and had not intervened in any events, until now, when they have to protect the planet from their evil counterparts, the Deviants.
Now let’s take a look at the incredible cast of the movie:
Gemma Chan as ‘The Empathetic One’ Sersi
Richard Madden as ‘The Fastest’ Ikaris
Kumail Nanjiani as ‘The Cosmic-Powered’ Kingo
Lia McHugh as ‘Old Soul and Young Looking’ Sprite
Brian Tyree Henry as ‘The Technologist’ Phastos
Lauren Ridloff as ‘The Transport Master’ Makkari
Barry Keoghan as ‘Lord of Flames and Nightmares’ Druig
Don Lee as ‘The Forgotten One’ Gilgamesh
Harish Patel as Karun (Kingo’s manager)
Kit Harington as Dane Whitman
Salma Hayek as ‘The Leader’ Ajak
Angelina Jolie as ‘The Warrior’ Thena
Just to let you know the quotes are the description of the characters based on their comic counterparts.
The movie may bring a slight tweak in their character or change the gender in some cases. The character played by Kit Harington is a human named Dane Whitman who in the comics is also Black Knight. Now we may or may not be able to see Black Knight in the movie as Marvel is being quiet about it.
This movie will show the Eternals for the first time. However, we have encountered a few Celestials in the Guardians of Galaxy movies most notably the space station Knowhere (which is the severed head of a Celestial) and Peter Quill’s father, Ego (who took on a human appearance) in the second film.
All this information was already available, but the next bit wasn’t, so SPOILER ALERT.
On 18th October 2021, the Eternals premiered in the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. After the premier, months-long speculation came out to be true as Harry Styles entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Harry Styles will be seen playing the role of Thanos’s brother and another eternal, Eros/ Starfox. The character was first introduced in comics in 1973 in an issue of Ironman. His abilities include superhuman strength and the ability to manipulate other people’s emotions.
After the premiere, Variety journalist Matt Donnelly took to Twitter to not only confirm the role of Harry Styles in the movie but also reveal the part he plays. “Big reveal from #TheEternals premiere — Harry Styles has joined the MCU as Eros, brother of Thanos,” the tweet stated.
However, this spoiler ruined the plan of Marvel to surprise the audience in the post-credit scene. The fans of the singer and Marvel around the world had mixed reviews with this confirmation of the news.
Reacting to the spoiler, a fan tweeted, “Not trying to sound rude, but as a Marvel and 1D fan I wish that I could’ve been surprised when I watch it in theaters. Yes, there have been rumors that he was in it but I would’ve liked to actually witness it myself then it gets spoiled for me. Please don’t spoil things!!”
“If Harry is in The Eternals that means that this would be his second movie… imagine being able to say that you started your acting career with a movie directed by Christopher Nolan and that the second time you appeared in a movie was in a Marvel movie… only Harry Styles”, wrote another user.
Whether the movie is released or not, the spoilers about the movie aren’t much appreciated as every fan would want to experience the moment of getting to know some new information while watching the Film.
Notably, this will be Harry Styles‘s second appearance in a movie. Harry made his debut in the 2017 movie, Dunkirk which was directed by Christopher Nolan. He has also been shooting for the upcoming film, Don’t Worry Darling.
Well, if you are a marvel fan and don’t want the movie to get spoiled for you anymore, then rush to the cinema hall to watch the movie which is set to release on 5th November 2021.
Edited by Anupama Roy