COVID-19 delayed all MCU movies, but we’re happy that Phase 4 has at least begun. Still, if it wasn’t for the rona, then we would have seen 3 MCU movies and 3 Disney+ shows by now. Among them would have been the highly anticipated MCU film, Eternals. Reports have suggested that Kevin Feige and co are really happy with what Chloe Zhao has done with Eternals. They consider be a masterpiece, and we’ll see why that is the case when the first trailer arrives.
Since it’s set to arrive in November and Marvel hasn’t started marketing it, people aren’t talking about it as much. But Eternals will dive into the rich history of the MCU. It is rumored to have a specific setup for Namor. It will reveal the relationship between the Celestials, Infinity Stones, and the Eternals. And most importantly, it could reveal the history of Thanos. So, we’ve got to be super hyped about this film.
Thanos & Eternals
Thanos is deeply connected with the Eternals as he is an Eternal with a deviant syndrome in his genes. And there’s a lot that we don’t know about his past. One of the mysteries that Marvel needs to solve about Thanos is how exactly did he get his hands on the Mind Stone. All we know is that he had the Scepter, and then he gave it to Loki. But now, Eternals could tell us how he got it in the first place.
A’Lars Got the Stone
The Celestials are connected to the Infinity Stones. Esson the Searcher wiped out an entire civilization with the Power Stone. Vormir is the center of Celestial existence, and the Soul Stone was present there. So, it is possible that other Celestials had other Infinity Stones, and they probably used them to create Eternals. After that, the Eternals could have been the ones to scatter the stones across the galaxy. That could explain how Thanos got the Mind Stone, as the scepter could have been entrusted to his father A’Lars, who led an exodus from Earth to Titan.
History as per Thanos: Titan Consumed
Back in 2018, Marvel launched Author Barry Laga’s Novel called Thanos: Titan Consumed. It was supposed to be an Avengers: Infinity War tie-in book which told us the history of Thanos. Initially, when this book was announced, it was said to be canon to the MCU. But soon after the announcement, Marvel corrected & stated that the novel isn’t canon to the MCU. That’s probably because they started working on the Eternals project by then.
Anyway, the novel revealed that Thanos was banished from Titan when he suggested the idea of mass Genocide to save the planet. Soon after his exile, Titan perished. So, Thanos decided that he won’t let another planet face the same fate as Titan. He acquired the Chitauri army & started raiding planets to kill half off their population. But since this process was too slow, he decided to go to the edge of the galaxy to seek the Lorespeaker.
The Lorespeaker told Thanos about all 6 Infinity Stones. As it turned out, the Lorespeaker had the scepter, and he tried to mind control Thanos. His goal was to transfer his consciousness into Thanos’ body. Luckily for the Mad Titan, Gamora & Nebula stepped in to save him. That’s when Thanos took the scepter, killed the Lorespeaker, and became obsessed with collecting the Infinity Stones to fulfill his agenda.
The Book isn’t Canon
All this made sense, but since Marvel stated that all this wasn’t canon, we’ll be looking at a different theory. And the Eternals theory about Thanos’ father getting the Mind Stone makes sense. Thanos just made close to $5 billion for Marvel and Disney. There’s no way that Marvel will be leaving him behind for good. We don’t know about his past and that’s what Marvel might tell us through Eternals.
MCU’s Eternals arrives on November 5, 2021. It stars Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig.
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