Why Harry Styles Was Cast in Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ As Eros

Why Chloe Zhao Cast Harry Styles in Marvel's 'Eternals': 'He Is That Character'

Chloe Zhao and Harry Styles.
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He’s a superhero! Harry Styles‘ casting in Marvel Studio’s Eternals was spoiled weeks earlier than the film hit theaters on Friday, November 5, however director Chloé Zhao can lastly discuss in regards to the casting choice. (Spoilers forward!)

The Oscar winner revealed that she wasn’t going to have Eros in the motion film if Styles, 27, mentioned no. “Harry as Eros was very much a package deal for me,” Zhao, 39, informed Deadline on Friday, November 5. “I pitched the idea of Pip the Troll [voiced by Patton Oswalt] and Eros to Kevin [Feige, Marvel Studios president] a while back, and I love the idea of exploring an Eternal who is beyond Titan and who may have influenced Thanos throughout the years the same way Eternals influenced us, earthlings.”

The “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s character wasn’t explored in the movie, although. He was launched in a post-credits scene the place he interrupts Thena (Angelina Jolie), Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) and Druig (Barry Keoghan) as they’re deciding learn how to save their mates. “Behold, the royal prince of Thanos, brother of Titan,” Pip says.

Why Chloe Zhao Cast Harry Styles in Marvel's 'Eternals': 'He Is That Character'

Harry Styles
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The singer, who’s courting Olivia Wilde, instantly activates the allure as Eros smirks and flirts his approach into working with the brand new heroes.

“I’m Eros, this is Pip, and you are as beautiful as legends say, Thena,” he says. “Pip and I are here to help. Your friends are in big trouble. We know where to find them.”


Zhao emphasised that there wasn’t a seek for the suitable Eros. It was Styles all alongside.

“And then, it wasn’t like I suggested Eros, and ‘Let’s go find actors.’ I kept tabs on Harry since Dunkirk, I thought he was very interesting,” she defined. “After meeting him I realized he is that character — the same way I cast the rest of my cast.”

Fans would possibly discover that Eros appears nothing like Thanos, the purple alien who destroyed half of all life in the universe for 5 years. That’s very intentional. Eros (generally often called Starfox) is the alternative of the Mad Titan, who was defeated in Avengers: Endgame. Thano’s brother is humorous, carefree and charming.


“There’s so much of Eros in him,” Zhao added. “For me, if he says yes, and Kevin says yes, then it’s a go. And I’m very happy they both did.”

Styles made his appearing debut in 2017’s Dunkirk. His Marvel film is simply his second scripted function on the large display. He’ll subsequent star in Wilde’s thriller Don’t Worry Darling, reverse Florence Pugh (who additionally entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe this 12 months as Yelena Belova in Black Widow).

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