Eternals’ Harry Styles ending scene and Starfox, explained

For months, there have been rumors that a certain celebrity will debut in Chloe Zhao’s Marvel Cinematic Universe Eternal raceNow, thanks to the post-credit scenes of this movie, we can be sure.

The latest addition of the MCU echoes to Thanos and may be forwarded to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3How they play it is uncertain, but the history of Marvel comics provides some explanation. Let’s break down this surprise reveal.

[Ed. note: This post contains spoilers for Eternals.]

Is Harry Styles really in the eternal race?

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Yes! In the standard operating procedures of Marvel movies, Eternal race Two additional ending scenes are provided for those who stay in the theater: one to tease a new hero coming to the MCU and one to add a little bit to the main story of the movie. In the ending scenes, Eternals Druig, Thena and Makkari wandered in space in their spacecraft, fearing that their compatriots would be snatched from the earth by their angry robot overlord. Suddenly, Makkari and Thena felt something and remained vigilant, just in time for a new character transmitted by the MCU: Pip the Troll, he seemed drunk, cheerful, and ready to act as a promoter to the “powerful” star fox. “

After the enthusiastic verbal end, Pip also transported Starfox (aka Eros, also known as Thanos’ brother) to the ship. The Eternal Race prepares to attack, but the star fox played by Harry Styles assured them: “We are here to help! Your friends are in a lot of trouble… We know where to find them.” He produced With their own version of the luminous small universe energy ball, Ajak and Sersi used it to communicate with their celestial creator Arishem, implying that he is also the spokesperson of the celestial body.

Who is the star fox in Marvel comics?

Starfox/Eros comforts a paramedic on the side of the battle scene.

Image: Roger Stern, John Byrne/Marvel Comics

The most important element of Starfox (in Marvel comics, not Nintendo’s series of the same name) is his family. Yes, he is the younger brother of Thanos. Yes, that Thanos. Starfox’s name is Eros. He is the opposite of Thanos in almost all aspects. This theme is in line with the intention of writer and artist Jim Starlin to create two characters representing the semi-Freud concept. Tanathos and Eros, Or death and desire.

In the comics, Eros is a carefree and erotic. He leads a hedonistic life and never takes anything too seriously. This is in stark contrast to his brother, who is a conniving and manipulating person. The conspirator, he really fell in love with death.

In the comics, the power of Starfox is incorporated into his personality-he is an eternal, the eternal from the earth and the son of another satellite from Saturn, Titan. This gave him a generally enhanced physiology of the eternal: superhuman strength, speed, training, you know. He can fly, manipulate gravity and matter, and regenerate. But his most significant power is his psychic ability, which allows him to stimulate the pleasure center of people’s brains, making them excited, euphoric, and even calm.

Although his superpowers are inherently manipulative, Starfox tried his best to be a hero. But his ability often creates friction with the teams he has played for, including the Avengers. His relationship with Thanos also puts him in a crucial position in the Marvel universe, which the MCU will definitely replicate.

Who is Troll Pip? (Who makes the sound?)

In Infinity Gauntlet #2 (1991), Pip the Troll has unique pointed ears and only a loincloth style. He bit his cigar and curled up beside the broken window.

Image: Jim Starling, George Perez/Marvel Comics

Perhaps more surprising than Harry Styles is that Star Fox is the voice of Patton Oswalt as the troll Pip.

In Marvel Comics, Pip is an unsuspecting alien prince — you know, it’s not that important. He is short, has a bad temper, and smokes a cigar. Pip was expelled from his kingdom, he became involved in a conflict between Adam the warlock and his evil double magician, and he became friends with the warlock. This is one of the many big universe conflicts Pip has encountered, including Thanos looking for infinite gems, during which Pip obtained space gems.

Pip’s main superpowers, as shown Eternal race, Is the effect he left when using Space Gem. He can teleport himself and others remotely, and can locate anyone, no matter where they are. He also has superhuman powers and can lift 10 tons of heavy objects.

The appearance of Starfox and Pip in the MCU seems to be building a further Eternals story, as they promise to help find the missing Eternal race main character.But it’s not impossible that Pip or Star Fox might appear in James Gunn’s upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3The second Guardian movie ends with the teasing of Adam Warlock and Wizard, and Pip’s connection with them makes him likely to appear wherever they will do next. Gamora is also an important part of the Adam Warlock saga, so replacing her favorite version of Star-Lord with a new Gamora from a different timeline may be a way to reset her to better fit the storyline.

Either way, Pip and Starfox are connected to Thanos, which makes them a key part of any potential follow-up to Thanos’s death (twice!) Avengers: Endgame.