Harry Styles was introduced as Eros, Thanos’ brother, in one of the post-credits scenes of ‘Eternals.’ This unexpected appearance sparked immense excitement among fans, but it also left them wondering about Styles’ future in the MCU. Thankfully, Kevin Feige, the mastermind behind the MCU, recently shed some light on the subject during an interview.
Feige’s revelation that both Marvel and Styles are excited about the actor’s return as Eros set the internet abuzz. The possibilities are endless, but Feige remained tight-lipped about the specifics, stating, “We will see.” He also touched upon the recurring theme of introducing new characters through credit scenes without disclosing their roles in future MCU movies, leaving fans speculating and theorizing.
So, where might we expect to see Harry Styles’ Eros make a triumphant return to the MCU? Let’s dive into some potential scenarios.
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Eternals 2: A Logical Choice
As the former One Direction member’s character was introduced in ‘Eternals,’ a sequel to the film seems like a natural fit for Eros’ return. In ‘Eternals,’ Eros was last seen aboard the Domo, meeting key characters like Thena, Makkari and Druig, and expressing his desire to help them locate other Eternals. However, the fate of a sequel to ‘Eternals’ is uncertain due to the mixed reception of the first installment.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Beyond
Considering Eros’ cosmic origins, there are various MCU space adventures where Styles’ character could fit right in. The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ franchise is one such possibility. The third installment introduced a new version of the team and might expand its roster to include characters like Nova and Eros, who could potentially use his Starfox moniker. Additionally, Eros could appear in flashbacks within Marvel’s Nova series, further connecting him to the MCU’s cosmic tapestry.
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Thor 5 and Cosmic Adventures
Should Chris Hemsworth return for ‘Thor 5’? the movie is expected to take the God of Thunder on another sprawling space adventure. Eros could cross paths with Thor, creating intriguing dynamics and cosmic storytelling.
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars
The two upcoming ‘Avengers’ movies hold the promise of grand-scale battles and epic team-ups. Harry Styles’ Eros could play a pivotal role, aligning with the Avengers to face a formidable foe, such as the Council of Kangs. This would not only bolster the superhero line-up but also continue the legacy of Thanos in the MCU, albeit with a different perspective from the one held by his brother.
Feige’s interview also touched upon the potential return of Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. in a future Avengers project. While Feige confirmed a “project” with Johansson, he kept the door open regarding Downey’s return.
The next MCU project, ‘The Marvels,’ starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani, is set to hit theatres on 10th November, but the excitement around Harry Styles’ return as Eros is building with each passing day.