Harry Styles set to play Thanos' brother Eros in upcoming Marvel film?
Harry Styles is said to be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Eros. As per Variety, the announcement was made during the premiere of Eternals that the musician-turned-actor would portray Thanos' brother Eros in future Marvel films. In contrast to Thanos' power-hungry inclinations, the character is characterized as "carefree" and "womanising."
However, Styles' reported casting in "future Marvel pictures" comes ahead of the November 5 release of "Eternals" in the United States. That MCU picture, directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao ("Nomadland"), stars Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, and Kit Harington, among others. As per The New York Post, Eros was most likely inspired by the eponymous Greek deity of love and sex (the counterpart to Roman god Cupid). It's also worth mentioning that the word "eros" is the etymological origin of words like "erotic," which perfectly characterizes the sexy "Watermelon Sugar" vocalist.
Meanwhile, Thanos was initially beheaded by Thor in Endgame, before returning as a previous version of himself and eventually being snapped in the film's last epic battle sequence, it is unclear if the next film will be a continuation of the narrative or a look back at the pair's history.
The film Eternals, directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, will be released in theaters in November and depicts a race of eternal creatures with extraordinary abilities that live covertly on Earth. When terrifying monsters known as the Deviants, long believed extinct, suddenly reappear, the Eternals are compelled to reassemble in order to protect mankind once again.