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Harry Styles’ Eros Secret Backstory Revealed By Marvel Director

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype surrounding Spider-Man: No Way Home, but don’t forget about the film that came before it: Eternals. To date, the MCU has gained over a dozen new faces thanks to Chloé Zhao’s space opera. Even without Harry Styles’ Eros or the ten Eternals stationed on Earth or Arishem the Celestial, this cast also includes Kit Harington as Dane Whitman.

In the film’s post-credits sequence, fans saw Harry Styles’ Starfox and Pip the Troll teleport to the Domo. Why was he there? The Eternal knows where to find the group’s kidnapped family according to him.

What is the origin of this character? There wasn’t much to be found in the post-credits tags, which is to be expected. It’s something fans will have to wait for in the sequel, which is hopefully on its way. Zhao, on the other hand, surprised everyone by revealing her thoughts on Eros’ off-screen backstory.

Eros Has A Backstory That Few People Know

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In an interview with Empire, Eternals director Chloé Zhao explained her vision for the backstory of Harry Styles’ Eternal Eros.

When Eros left his post to join “a space outlaw” with Pip the Troll, “he ran off and made:” according to the director.

“For me, the backstory of Eros is that he deserted, he said, ‘I’m not doing this anymore.’ So he somehow got that sphere, which you saw in his hand, and he ran off and made Pip the troll. They’re like Han Solo and Chewie. Arishem’ s been looking for him, and he’s just been a space outlaw. That’s the character I had in my mind. But I never said once to Kevin, ‘Here’s the character. Let’s find an actor.’ For me, it was a package deal. It’s got to be Harry. That’s how I pitched it to [Marvel Studios president] Kevin [Feige].”

Zhao described Eros’ secret history in great detail. It was mentioned that, like the Earth’s Eternals, Eros had been “stationed on Titan” with ten other people.

Titan has to have hosted a planet at some point––something the director made a point to mention––if this is true. What might Eros have done to Titan’s inhabitants, and how might that affect Thanos? This is the question that she posed.

“Does Eros know about it[the emergence]?” Zhao posed as a follow-up question. Is it possible he is serving as a royal advisor in the same capacity as Ajak did on Earth?

Titan’s Eros Making Life

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Chloé Zhao’s retelling of Eros’ origin story makes a major revelation: the Eternal created Pip the Troll on his own, according to Zhao. New lore for both characters and a wide range of possibilities for the MCU could be introduced if this were to happen.

In the comics, Pip comes from the planet Laxidazia, where he is the son of a king and a princess. He begins to take on the characteristics of the local trolls after drinking with them, and as a result, he is exiled from the planet.

Comic books don’t use the World Forge to create him, so that’s out of the question. Also, Pip and Eros have no prior history, so this is all new ground for the story and its characters. Eros’ time on Titan raises a slew of intriguing questions.

Is this proof that Thanos was one of the nine others who were stationed there with him? The sequel to Eternals will have its work cut out for it if the theories aren’t addressed.

It’s important to remember that none of these revelations is canon until they appear on screen or are otherwise to be mentioned, just like the deleted scenes. There are many ways in which the creative teams behind the character’s next adventure could tweak this information to better suit their vision.