Could Superman have really entered the MCU? While the pandemic is still a reality, Shang-Chi, the Legend of the Ten Rings, and so now Sony’s Venom 2 have all shown that moviegoers are returning to the theatres. Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Salma Hayek are all part of the all-star ensemble cast in Marvel Studios’ next theatrical release Eternals. The film is directed by Chloe Zhao.
There have been two trailers released for the next Marvel Studios picture, both of which tease the spectacular graphics, stellar cast, and supernatural powers that will be on display. The studio’s newest teaser, on the other hand, may have just hinted at the presence of another hero, with intriguing ramifications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and further on.
Eternals’ newest trailer from Marvel has many new images from the film, as well as a possible nod with one of the most famous DC characters in Phastos’ son’s dialogue. During their stay, Sersi and Ikaris get to meet Phastos’ family, including his son Jack, whom Ikaris immediately captivates with his charm and charmer persona.
“Dad, I saw him on TV, with the cape shooting laser beams!” Jack exclaims as he gestures to Ikaris.
Even though Ikaris can fire lasers from his eyes, he admits that this wasn’t him, stating, “I don’t wear a cape.”
Seeing that it wasn’t Ikaris that Jack saw, many have speculated that he may have witnessed Superman on TV, who happens to wear a cape and fire laser beams from his eyes. This is what one fan said;
the superman references in that eternals spot😭
— j (@zatannazatxra) October 3, 2021
Another fan feels confident that Superman is definitely in the MCU. He explains his thoughts in a tweet below;
This technically means DC & Marvel are one ☝️ pic.twitter.com/QB5XHysHS5
— DOOMBLAZER 🍥 (@DoomBlazer23) October 3, 2021
Marvel has been very rigorous in their marketing of the film, reusing video and images and only giving viewers what they really need to know for a film about a group of newbies to the MCU. To conclude, it’s important to pay attention since the studio deliberately emphasized this conversation between Jack and Ikaris. I think Marvel is letting DC films and their characters know that they exist in the same pop-cultural universe as the MCU, much as Spider-Man is aware of Star Wars and Aliens.
Now that the MCU has released the universe, it’s conceivable that the company is hinting at the possibility of a crossover between DC and Marvel. It’s also occurred in the comics, despite how unlikely it seems. When “Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man” originally aired in 1976. It was the beginning of a trend that continued with additional characters from both corporations. James Gunn, who has directed and written both MCU and DC films, has spoken of a crossover between the two universes. At the same time that the MCU is exploring the universe, DC is doing the same thing. The Flash, a Warner Bros. film scheduled for release in 2022, will reintroduce Batmen from the previous series. Similarly, Marvel will do the same with prior Spider-Men in the upcoming Spider-Man movie.
Now, it’s conceivable that Vision, and not Superman, was what Jack had seen on TV all along. It’s not like Vision didn’t have a cape or anything; the Mind Stone implanted in his forehead allowed him to fire laser beams. A few factors, on the other hand, militate against this hypothesis. Just to set the record straight, Vision has nothing on Richard Madden’s Ikaris in terms of appearance. Ikaris resembles Clark Kent, without the spectacles, in many ways. The only difference between him and Superman is that he fires lasers from his eyes instead of the Mind Stone.
At the same time, Eternals seems to take place after Avengers: Infinity War, when Thanos murdered Vision. Given the five-year interval between these occurrences and Jack’s young age, it’s less probable that he’ll see Vision on TV. Is this the start of a crossover between the MCU and DC universes? The Snyder Cut or another version of Man of Steel was seen by Jack and Phastos. Time will definitely tell. However, for the time being, Marvel and DC fans will have something to create fascinating theories about.