Eternals was a contentious chapter in MCU history. The film was the first under Marvel Studios’ banner to obtain a “Rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Many people had difficulties with the villains, the length, the chemistry between the protagonists, and a variety of other elements of the film. But there was one thing everyone agreed on: Harry Styles’ Eros’ post-credits debut was fantastic.
The fan-favorite artist was recruited on board to play the legendary cosmic womanizer, offering everyone in the Domo assistance in recovering their kidnapped companions. But when can fans expect to see him again?
In an earlier interview, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said that the exploits of Eros and Pip are still something they want to explore. Combine that with recent indications that Eternals 2 is in the works, and it seems Harry Styles will be returning sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, the actor placed some doubt on that likelihood in a recent interview. Could the Eternal, Thanos’s brother, still have years to go before returning to the big screen?
Harry Styles’ MCU Return Is In Doubt
Eternals actor Harry Styles spoke with Rolling Stone about his probable future with Marvel Studios as Eros and when he could return for another round.
When asked about his acting plans, Styles said he “[doesn’t] think [he’d] do a movie for a long,” adding that “it’d be amusing if [Eternals] was it” for his MCU debut.
The actor went on to say that he “thinks[he] would desire it again… but when you’re doing music, something happens.” It seems really creative, and it feeds things. Doing nothing and waiting is a big element of acting. If that’s the worst aspect, it’s still a really nice job. But I don’t find that segment very satisfying. I like it in the moment, but I doubt I’ll do it often… everything in my life has seemed like a bonus since X-Factor… go on TV and sing. That was something I never anticipated or believed would happen.”
Finally, the musician was asked whether reports about his being cast in a Star Wars project were true, to which he said, “that’s the first [he’d] heard of it,” and that they were “wrong.”
So, when will Harry Styles’ Eros appear again?
Many Eternals and Styles fans may be disappointed that San Diego Comic-Con 2022 provided no information regarding the series’ future. Even among the vacant movie spots on the Marvel Studios roster, projects like as Deadpool 3, Shang-Chi, World War Hulk, and Doctor Strange 3 are more likely to fill them.
It’s difficult to envision the cast of Eternals receiving any meaningful attention if it isn’t in their own project. If the film does not come to fruition, audiences will most likely see the Eternals again in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Secret Wars.
Given that Styles’ Eros was last seen in the Domo with Thena, Makkari, and Druig, those three are probably definitely going to be with Thanos’ brother wherever he appears next. Perhaps a post-credits sequence for The Marvels can at least hint at what happens next in their journey.
Eternals is now available on Disney+.