How Eternals Introduce Thanos’ Father A’lars?
The last 2 major Avengers events heavily focused on Thanos and his plans for the people of the Universe. But those two films only gave us a few teases for Thanos’ backstory. People did wonder why Thanos’ past on Titan was not included in a film that heavily featured him. Well, the answer to that is hidden in The Eternals. Even though Thanos is dead, he’s so not done with the MCU. We might get to see a bit of Thanos’ backstory in The Eternals, maybe a young Thanos could show up. But if it doesn’t happen in the first movie, then it would definitely happen in the sequel. And along with a young Thanos, The Eternals could introduce us to A’lars, the father of Thanos.
A’lars is a major part of the Marvel comics, and Infinity War was the first time we heard his name in the MCU. When Thanos arrived on Vormir with Gamora, the Red Skull named his father. That was a major tease for his father’s arrival in the future of the MCU. Thanos’ grandfather Kronos was the one who was responsible for all the Eternals to getting their superpowers. Kronos experimented with cosmic energy. But due to the failure of the experiment the cosmic energy spread all across the Eternals base, and the genes of the Eternals were altered permanently.
But the failed experiment left Kronos in no position to lead anymore. So, his two sons A’lars and Zuras were left to decide the next leader of the Eternals. Since both of them wanted to be the next leader, they came to the conclusion that they’ll Split the Eternals into two factions. Zuras led his group of Eternals on Earth, while A’lars Took a large group of Eternals to Saturn’s moon, Titan. On Titan, A’lars fathered his two sons Thanos and Starfox.
This is the kind of origin story that The Eternals could hint at, or show us in a prequel sequence. The Eternals would probably show us how the Eternals were created and given their powers, Kronos, Zuras & A’lars could all come into play. Later when Thanos grew older, his father saw nothing but a monster in him. So, Thanos began to make strides to achieve his own goals, and A’lars took a pledge to stop his son. To kill Thanos, A’lars & Kronos created Drax the destroyer (although this might not be the case in MCU). Later he also formed an alliance with Captain Mar-Vell for a while before associating himself with Silver Surfer.
While the Eternals originated on Earth, A’lars led a group of them to Titan & established a new colony there. So, if we are supposed to get the history of Eternals, then A’lars should be a part of it because his departure from Earth was an important turning point in the Eternals’ history. Let’s see how things turn out in Eternals. Even if A’lars does show up, don’t expect him to have a major role just yet.
The Eternals stars Richard Madden as Ikaris, Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Salma Hayak as Ajak, Barry Keoghan as Druig, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena and Kit Harrington as Dane Whitman aka Black Knight.
Directed by Chloe Zhao, and from a script written by brothers Matthew and Ryan Firpo, The Eternals will supposedly come out on November 6, 2020. Here’s the synopsis running around the internet:
“The story of ‘THE ETERNALS’ is set millions of years ago when the cosmic beings known as the Celestials genetically experimented on humans, creating the super-powered individuals as well as more villainous off-shoots known as Deviants. The two groups went on to battle each other throughout history to see which would eventually become the ultimate race.