eternal is now available, offering an essential piece of MCU mythology. The film changes everything in the exciting Marvel universe of interconnected stories, putting things in a different perspective. eternal It also offers some key surprises about some characters we’ve come to love in earlier stages of the MCU, including a puzzle that the most dangerous villain the Avengers have faced may return. That’s Thanos, of course.
Remember you are about to enter plenty of eternal and MCU stage 4 spoilers, so you should make sure you have looked at everything in the MCU history so far before proceeding.
The Curious Case of Marvel’s Villains
Marvel has spent more than a decade on MCU movies to give us a fantastic villain. This is Josh Brolin’s Thanos, which we only saw in brief post-credit scenes before making his mark endless war. Then we saw the Avengers kill him twice in End of the game.
But it only took Marvel a year to relegate Thanos to a lower level of villains. And to be honest, he did it with the Avengers too, who will have a hard time battling the bigger villains from Phase 4. eternal further demonstrates this point.
The film just gave us an absolutely bad villain, and it’s not even that bad. Arishem (David Kaye) wanted to erase the entire planet Earth, to give life to a different Celestial, Tiamut. But you can’t blame the Celestials for destroying planets like that. If Arishem is to be believed, the Celestials are essential to life in the universe. As a result, Arishem is a terrifying antagonist for the Avengers.
Before that, we discovered a threat in Shang-Chi That warn the Avengers. It’s something none of the Sorcerers Supreme has ever encountered. Not knowing what might happen to Earth is also a lot scarier than Thanos.
Those who watched What happens if …? before getting to Eternals also know that at least two powerful villains reside in the multiverse. A version of Ultron wipes out life wherever he goes, and he does it more ferociously and efficiently than Thanos ever could. By the way, the Infinity Ultron cut Thanos in half.
We have even bigger villains than Thanos
Therefore there is Strange Supreme (Benedict Cumberbatch), who destroyed his entire reality to revive the love of his life before realizing what he did wrong. Oddly, these threats from Ultron and Strange may be greater dangers than the Celestials. And they could endanger the Celestials too.
Speaking of scary wizards, remember that Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) left the reservation in WandaVision. She may have avoided becoming completely evil, but she found she was more powerful than previously thought. And she should be the main villain in Doctor Strange 2, a multiverse film. So, let’s not forget that Wanda would have smashed Thanos in End of the game were it not for the space artillery of the Titan.
And if all of that wasn’t enough, Phase 4 has already offered us the biggest threat of all, the man who can rewrite the flow of time. Forget the Celestials, Strange Supreme, Infinity Ultron and Wanda. Kang (Jonathan Majors), or versions of him, can control the timelines. By implication, they could guarantee that other bad guys can never do bad things.
All these villains came in just a year of Phase 4 stories, making Thanos seem insignificant. Additionally, whichever Avengers team we see, they may face more significant threats than Thanos.
eternal he has already told us how Thanos could return
Thanos has already died twice in the MCU, as Marvel has taught the public how the multiverse works. The original Mad Titan died early End of the gameand a different variant released in the MCU to reap the benefits. He didn’t know the Avengers would come together. We then saw two other variations of Thanos in What happens if …?. One of them has turned into something of a hero, joining up with Star Lord T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). The other died horribly when Ultron cut it in half. So Marvel could bring back Josh Brolin as Thanos, or versions of him.
eternal already presented Starfox / Eros (Harry Styles), Thanos’ brother. He appeared in the credits, where he was introduced as Thanos’ brother. Starfox and Thanos are both Eternal, with the latter also having Deviant genes. This according to the comics.
The film also tells us that the The eternals are not living beings. They are sophisticated Androids who cannot really die. Arishem can always do copies of the dead Eternals and give them several completely new memory banks or backstories.
If Thanos is an Eternal, does that mean he has a Celestial manager, unbeknownst to him? Anyone who could come up with replicas of Thanos? It is interesting to note what Thanos did endless war it goes against Celestials’ goal, as it has effectively slowed down all emergencies in the universe.
Assuming Thanos is an Eternal who deviated from his plan, then a different Celestial may want to create different versions of Thanos. Versions that are not necessarily bad guys who want to kill half of all living things in the universe. But wait, there’s more.
On the other hand, could Starfox and Thanos be real brothers if they were synthetic Eternals?
eternal the writers think Thanos must return
Self eternal gets a sequel or not, the movie has the hooks needed for more stories. It’s pretty much a given that we’ll be seeing some of the Eternals in future MCU movies. But if Marvel does anything else eternal episodes, so Thanos has to appear in them.
It comes directly from one of the authors of the film. “I believe there is no way you can do it Eternal 2 Other 3 without somehow touching Mr. Brolin, “Kaz Firpo said the direct.
You don’t have to revive Thanos to get him back in the MCU. If we ever explore Starfox, we’ll need flashbacks of him and Thanos. This is another way to bring a dead Marvel character back to life in the MCU, be it a villain or a hero.