Marvel has introduced a whole new world of characters this year. With no projects released in 2020, they made sure that they could keep the fans occupied with multiple projects this year. With each project, we are being introduced to a whole new part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which was never referenced before. This is essential as it plays a massive role in defining the next big saga following the ending of the Infinity Saga. Fans are excited to see what new major event we might get to witness. The newer projects are conveying that there are bigger things that are happening in MCU that we might have never known. With the Celestials finally making a proper appearance with Eternals and What If…? we are left wondering where were they hiding all this time. Let’s take a look at the question – Why do all Celestial Beings avoid Interfering in the major events that took place in the MCU?
According to comic books, the Celestials are a powerful and ancient race of beings with abilities that include manipulating matter and energy. They are responsible for creating the Eternals. The upcoming Eternals will explore this exact story. Here we will see that the Celestials put the Eternals in charge of protecting Earth from the Deviants. It is mentioned that to serve this purpose the Eternals had been secretly living on the planet for thousands of years. Not only that the Eternals are also responsible for guiding the humans through the advances both in the sides of developing technology and culture.
Celestials In MCU
The Celestials have appeared in the MCU numerous times, mostly in the Guardians of The Galaxy movies. The place by the name of Knowhere is actually the head of a dead ancient celestial being. Another character, Eson the Searcher also makes an appearance. The Collector even referenced to him as a being of immense who lived a long time ago. Even Ego is confirmed to be a Celestial in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Even though he is not a celestial in the comics. Even the Watchers make multiple appearances in those movies. The Watcher, Uatu, is finally given a major appearance in the Disney Plus show What If…?. He is a god-like figure who comes from the race of the Watchers and watches all the events in Marvel’s Multiverse.
Why Don’t They Interfere?
The show and the upcoming movies might give us a clear answer to why these beings didn’t involve themselves in the events that transpired in MCU. One of the major moments of no interference in the recent episode of What If…? where we saw Uatu almost making an appearance in front of the Sorcerer Supreme. Doctor Strange ends up destroying his universe for a personal reason. He notices the presence of Uatu and asks for his help but Uatu denies getting involved. He states, “I observe all that transpires here, but I do not, cannot, will not interfere.” He is satisfied with just watching these events unfold without being a part of them. Even Ego didn’t involve himself with earthly matters except for creating a son, Peter Quill as played by Chris Pratt, with an earthling.
These beings have defined roles and specific tasks that keep them from interfering on Earth. The Celestials had defined the roles of the Eternals and hence the Eternals didn’t interfere until the Deviants came back again. While we might get to see this in much more detail in the movie itself but still this is all we can assume so far. Comic books had given a hint at why The Watchers didn’t get involved with the matters of the universe. They once gave knowledge to a species called the Prosilicans but then that race destroyed itself.
While these can be assumed to be possible reasons. Another reasoning could clearly be the fact that these characters were being saved for the next phase of Marvel. Involving them might have reduced the stakes for the Infinity Saga. If these preset rules hadn’t been mentioned then fans would consider this to be a major plot hole in the movies.
More of these Celestial beings will start to appear very soon. Eternals will bring in Arishem the Judge and Nezarr the Calculator. Thor: Love and Thunder will add another cosmic character – Zeus. It will be interesting to see which other vast characters will appear in the MCU in the coming years.
Source: Screen Rant