Eternals Could Introduce New Avenger:
Fans have lately been speculating the appearance of Thanos in the upcoming MCU movie, Eternals which stars Kit Harrington, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Ma Dong-Seok, etc. The tale of Eternals revolves around the history of the Infinity Stones, which strongly links back to Thanos.
Given that Eternals are not the popular kids of Marvel, the studios will have to put extra effort into its marketing. Including the Mad Titan who became a famous villain in Avengers: Endgame, could play a strong role in lifting the Eternals brand. MCU can tap on Thanos’ popularity in bridging the gap between the Eternals and the rest of the Marvel Universe in the movies. In fact, Thanos and the Eternals have a history that roots back to the Marvel Comics. The character was first introduced in Iron Man #55 in 1973. He was brought up in a colony on Saturn moon, Titan, created by his father A’lars. A’lars belonged to Earth but left the planet along with some Eternals to build his own colony. Thanos also had a brother named Eros who was completely different from him. Thanos started showing sinister signs from a young age as he began to experiment on other Titans. Gradually, he started to get more inclined towards the dark side. Unlike his brother, Thanos possessed both Deviant and Eternals gene, making him far more powerful. Eros, on the other hand, had Eternals genes, rendering him human-form. Thanos had once exposed himself to cosmic rays, which explains his defected body form.
Thanos gradually turned more and more evil and ended up killing his fellow Eternals and his mother. Thanos’ inclination towards death finally drove his heart to the character Death. She was the embodiment of Death and naturally, Thanos’ dream woman. In order to impress her, Thanos embarked on a mission to acquire all the Infinity Souls.
Even though Thanos played in a huge role in the previous phases of MCU as the major villain, little light was thrown on his storyline. Diving into the Mad Titan’s past could benefit in establishing the origins of the Eternals. Audiences are surely not done with Thanos yet and would love to explore more about his mysterious life. Don’t be surprised if a young Thanos plays a cameo in the upcoming movie.
Coming to the possible New Avenger, you must have guessed by now that we are talking about Thanos’ brother, Eros. Eros and Thanos were poles apart. Eros stood by his father in defending the Eternals from Thanos’ wrath. This sparked a liking for adventure in Eros, who went on more for escapades with other celestial beings. His adventures led him to the Avengers. The Avengers were hesitant to add a Titan to the group, let’s not forget his relation to Thanos. But eventually, he earned their trust and turned out to be a powerful asset to the team of heroes. Eros went on to be known as Starfox and joined forces with the Avengers whenever they need him.
Though Eros isn’t as strong as his brother, he has been gifted with superhuman strength, superhuman speed, superhuman stamina, durability, and intelligence. As an Eternal, he can influence the cosmic powers to enhance his powers. Sooner or later, Starfox can be expected in the future of MCU. What we need to unravel is whether he’ll join the Avengers or embark on an intergalactic quest with the Guardians of the Galaxy. Having the Titan brothers in Eternals will definitely be a treat to the fans.