Harry Styles Joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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*SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for “Eternals.”*

What can’t Harry Styles do? From being a Grammy award-winning artist, to selling out arenas and being a gender-fluid icon, to name a few, Styles can now add another accomplishment to his packed resume — being part of the beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Also known as the MCU, Styles joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe is considered legendary. Styles is part of the ensemble cast of “Eternals,” directed by Academy Award-winning director, Chloé Zhao.

Along with Styles, “Eternals” stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Lauren Ridloff, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Barry Keoghan, Ma Dong-seok, Harish Patel, Bill Skarsgård, Haaz Sleiman, Esai Daniel Cross, Alan Scott and Hannah Dodd.

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Without giving too much away, the latest story from Marvel Studios introduces audiences to a group of immortals who shaped the Earth’s history. Taking place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” this group, who all have superhuman powers, come together to fight against an evil force: The Deviants.

Now here is where Styles fits into all of this. Audiences first meet his character at the very end of the film, during one of the infamous end credit scenes found in almost every Marvel movie.

Viewers learn that Styles plays Eros, brother of Thanos. In the scene, Eros — also referred to as Starfox — and Pip the Troll appear on a ship accompanied by some Eternals. Full of charm, Eros reassures the Eternals that he is there to help out their friends who are in trouble.

He was only on screen for a short amount of time, but do not fret! It has been reported that Styles has signed a contract with Marvel to play Eros for five upcoming films.

Regardless of the fact that is was a brief cameo, Styles has made a great connection with the rest of the cast.

Recently, Gemma Chan posted a behind the scenes selfie with Styles and Kit Harington.

Photo posted by @Gemma_chan on Twitter

Deaf actress Lauren Ridloff explained how accommodating Styles was when it came to shooting.

“Chloe would say, ‘Cut,’ and every time she yelled, ‘Cut,’ the interpreter would have to run around and tap me on the shoulder. So after a couple times, Harry was just like, ‘Is it okay if I just tap you and cue you when we stop shooting?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, thank you!’ That’s just who Harry is: He just watches out, and he thinks: ‘What can I do?'”

Salma Hayek noted that “he arrived, and he was just like part of us, immediately.”

Fans have been sharing their excitement of his role as well.

It seems as if Styles’ acting career is not slowing down anytime soon. VALLEY is looking forward to seeing him star in future roles in films such as “Don’t Worry Darling,” “The Policeman” and of course the rest of the films planned for Eros.

What are your thoughts on Styles joining the MCU? Let VALLEY know by tweeting us, @VALLEYmag, on Twitter.


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