Odin Was A Celestial:
The MCU works in its own amazing way. Writers & directors pick specific elements from the iconic comic book storylines and then twist them to tell their own stories. Age of Ultron, Civil War & Infinity War are big examples of how Marvel picked up major comic book titles and did their own thing with them. Just like that, they make major changes to adapt new characters into the boundaries of the MCU. Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash was a mix of two comic book characters. The Mandarin was turned into a stage actor and what not.
Just like this, Marvel also made changes to Ego the Living Planet. In the MCU, Ego was a Celestial. He wasn’t as powerful as other Celestials as Ego himself claimed that he was a God with a small “g”. But yes, if Quill would’ve helped him out with the expansion, then he might’ve become as powerful as other Celestials of the MCU. We’d be seeing the Celestials in the upcoming Eternals movie, but a new theory coming from Reddit user PorchCouchLawyer states that we’ve already seen a Celestial before any Guardians of the Galaxy movie came out. According to this theory, the Allfather Odin Borson was also a Celestial himself.
The Redditor says:
“We know from Guardians of the Galaxy 2 that Celestials are god like beings. Odin seems to possess a power far beyond any other Asgardian. He was a celestial that, unlike Peter’s dad, used his power to birth a race of people who each carried a bit of his power within them. Asgard was his power core (i.e. the eternal flame) which is why it empowered the fire giant so much that he became enormous. His wife, Thors mom, may have been part Celestial, which explains his children’s unique powers compared to other Asgardians.
However, Odin died because he spent all of his power doing things to help his people rather than horde others’ power for himself. This explains why Hella’s prison seal broke upon his “death” which was really just him losing the strength to maintain his Odin form. This also explains how she was able to draw extra power from Asgard itself. Thor still has his power even without his hammer because its innate, and he learned to channel it better like Peter. Unlike Peter though, Odin actually gave his children some of his own power. Including giving Loki some upon adopting him.”
Well, don’t mind the writing here as the Redditor does have a point. Odin could’ve been a Celestial because how else would you explain his infinite power. What’s sad is that we never really got to see Odin in his prime. We should actually get a Disney+ series which will explore the events that took place when Odin was young in the MCU. It’d be amazing to see someone play young Odin and establish Asgard. With 3 Thor movies, Marvel never really explored Asgard properly. So, this show will be a cool interpretation of Asgard and its former glory prior to the Thor movies. And this series could also tell us the truth behind Odin’s Omnipotent powers. Is he a God? Is he a Celestial? Who was Bor? ETC.
Marvel’s future is huge and there’s a lot that could happen. Black Widow is going to kick off the future slate on May 1. Here’s how the rest of the Phase 4 slate looks like – The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, Spider-Man 3 on July 16, 2021, What If? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021. Following these are Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk. Black Panther 2 has been scheduled for May 6, 2022.