HARRY STYLES LANDS A ROLE IN THE MCU

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE MAY CONTAIN POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR THE ETERNALS!

Singer and actor Harry Styles, once a member of the pop band One Direction, has potentially landed his biggest movie role to date as Thanos’ brother “Eros”.

The popstar has joined the MCU as a Titan with his role revealed at the premiere of The Eternals.

Harry’s Eternals cameo was brief as he appeared in an end credit scene for the movie. Matt Donnelly, a reporter for Variety released the news on Twitter.

Harry Styles JOINS THE MCU

The One Direction Star, now 27, has quietly been working on his acting résumé over the last few years and it seems his hard work may have paid off. Harry has appeared in other movies including the Wartime epic Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan. He is also set to appear in psychological thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’. The film, due for release in 2022 was directed by Harry’s girlfriend Olivia Wilde.

HARRY STYLES JOINS THE MCU
HARRY SINGS INTO A MICROPHONE WHILE WEARING A BLACK LEATHER JACKET
Harry Styles – From NME

This MCU role will be very different from his other undertakings, but so far his acting work has been met with praise. Harry will get to star alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, should the role expand beyond the end credits scene.

WHO IS Eros?

So who exactly is Eros?

Eros of Titan, also known as Starfox, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Iron Man #55 in February 1973. Eros was born on Titan where he is the youngest son of A’lars and Sui-San. His brother was the mad Titan Thanos who wiped out half of all life in the universe with the infinity gauntlet in Avengers Infinity Wars.

HARRY STYLES JOINS THE MCU
EROS AND THANOS
Eros and Thanos comic book depictions

Eros is very different from his older brother Thanos. Where the mad Titan was a power-hungry nihilistic conqueror, Eros was a fun loving carefree womaniser. Thanos launched a major attack on Titan killing their mother Sui-San in the mayhem. Eros fragile relationship with Thanos is now a bitter hateful one. He opposes his brother and sides with other survivors of Titan and continues the fight against Thanos.

This Titan has the power to physically control other people’s emotions, along with this he has super strength, flight and agility.

Where will Eros fit in the MCU

Harry Styles Eros may have some screen time with Josh Brolin’s Thanos, and we may get a glimpse of the brothers backstory. 

As it stands little is known as to whether Eros will be joining the current timeline following the events of Avengers Infinity wars and the ‘snap’ by Tony Stark. If so, this would mean Eros will play an active role in phase 4. The MCU is introducing stronger and more powerful characters, such as The Eternal’s, Gorr the God-Butcher, Adam Warlock (Will Poulter) and likely the mutants (Xmen). The MCU may need some heroes of incredible power to help keep the balance in the MCU.

HARRY STYLES JOINS THE MCU

What does this mean for Eros?

Will he join the Avengers like he does in the comic books or is Eros out to avenge his older brother? Although Eros disagrees with his brother in the stories, it does not mean he is a ‘good guy’. He has used his powers to improve his romantic life on many occasions.  

Whichever direction the story of Eros unfolds, we are all excited to see where the MCU takes us and look forward to enjoying the many new releases to come in the remainder of 2021 and 2022.

The Eternals is due for release on November 5th.

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