Warning, cosmic-wide spoilers on the way regarding the new MCU film.
We repeat it in the preamble, but obviously we are preparing to spoil you cheerfully the credits at the end of the Eternals, the new Marvel superfilm – which has, traditionally, additional scenes teasing the next events of the MCU. Why not (re) read our review of the film in the meantime?
The Eternals: a nice reboot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe [critique]
The Eternals therefore includes two post-generic scenes. Let’s start at the end. The very last scene indeed requires the least explanation, as it is in the continuity of the film. We see Dane Whitman (Kit Harington) opening an old box containing an evil-looking sword, which emanates a black substance reacting to contact with Dane’s hands. During the film, Dane brings up a complicated family heritage that he doesn’t really know how to deal with. In fact, it’s quite simple: Dane is the human alter ego of the Dark Knight (Black Knight in original version). Appeared in 1955 at Marvel, Black Knight is a descendant of a long line of English knights more or less vigilant. His most famous incarnation is precisely that of Dane, who becomes a member of the Avengers wielding the “Blade of Ebony”, a super-sword forged from meteoric metal and enchanted by Merlin himself. Dane should therefore reappear in a future Marvel film. For example in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, since the film’s big bad, Kang the Conqueror (who will be played by Jonathan Majors), was featured in the comics by a certain Black Knight… We will check that at the release of the third Ant-Man, so not before July 2023.
Ant-Man 3 will be titled Quantumania and Kang the Conqueror will be the villain
The other scene, the first, is the most surprising. A few Eternals are in their ship, the Domo, wandering through space in search of their companions Sersi, Kingo and Sprite… When two characters teleport there by surprise. The first is a kind of grotesque little gnome, burping beer with an Irish accent (and embodied by Patton Oswalt), named Pip the Troll, who introduces his master: Eros from Titan, played by Harry Styles (the ex-singer of One Direction has already appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk). Under his appearance of seductive space trickster hides another Eternal, who is in Marvel comics the half-brother of Thanos (you have it? Eros and Thanatos, love and death) … and who will do in particular part of the Avengers under the name Starfox. Eros, who has a sphere to contact Arishem, the Celestial who kidnapped the other three Eternals, and wants to help the heroes find their friends. To be continued in The Eternals 2 ? Probably not, since Marvel does not seem to really push the idea of a direct sequel to the film of Chloe Zhao, which receives frankly very average reviews compared to the MCU standard. On the other hand, the tone of the scene is very similar to Guardians of the Galaxy : That’s good, Volume 3 is scheduled for May 2023. In which we will also see Adam Warlock, one of the most famous Marvel characters, with fabulous cosmic powers, closely linked to Eros and Thanos in the comics, and who will be played by Will Poulter. The universe is constantly expanding.