Harry Styles Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a Major Way
He's reportedly been cast in the film series as Thanos's brother
Yes, you read that correctly: the musician, actor and women's pleasure advocate has reportedly joined the film series as Thanos's brother, Eros (a.k.a. Starfox).
Variety journalist Matt Donnelly broke the news, tweeting from last night's world premiere of Eternals.
Big reveal from #TheEternals premiere -- Harry Styles has joined the MCU as Eros, brother of Thanos.— Matt Donnelly (@MattDonnelly) October 19, 2021
Apparently, Styles appeared onscreen in an ending credits scene of the latest fourth-phase instalment — to the audience's surprise and delight.
When Harry Styles shows up in the MCU. Audience squealed.— Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) October 19, 2021
Who is this Eros-slash-Starfox character, you ask? Fans of the Marvel comics will be familiar with him as the youngest son of eternals A'lars and Sui-Lan, described as a "fun-loving, carefree womanizer," motivated to seek out "pleasure and recreation on humannoid-inhabited worlds." Okay, this doesn't sound too far out of Styles' wheelhouse.
The IMDb page for the musician — who made his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk in 2017 — has since been updated to reflect this larger-than-life new project. He's also set to appear in Olivia Wilde's Don't Worry Darling (due for release in September 2022), as well as My Policeman with Emma Corrin.
Eternals is in theatres everywhere on November 5, which will give us mere mortals our first peek of Styles on the big screen with its end credits. See some of Twitter's reactions to the casting rumour below.
if harry styles was my brother and i looked like this i would've murdered half the universe too i don't blame thanos pic.twitter.com/oM0m2wJ4Em— julia (@harrysprmanager) October 19, 2021
the way men acted when the joker came out…this is my joker and i will be so much worse https://t.co/S3FOLC84CM— caroline 🪴 (@hrryingreen) October 19, 2021
Harry Styles is the perfect Marvel employee. The man doesn't speak at all.— Naneka (@NanekaSandhu) October 19, 2021
harry styles after joining the MCU as eros/j pic.twitter.com/q6V49m3JNN— shreya ♡'s h (@iicfxxhome) October 19, 2021
For those not up on their Greek mythos, Eros was god of passionate love - his 🏹 sparked love in the hearts of man and god alike.— niki albon (@NikiAlbon) October 19, 2021
So, Harry Styles essentially. https://t.co/PSxMe4pgFE
In 2019, the artist released his sophomore solo effort Fine Line. Meanwhile, Dune director Denis Villeneuve says Marvel movies have turned us into zombies, and Martin Scorcese agrees — though James Gunn thinks that was just a publicity stunt.