Eternal shocked Marvel fans everywhere by the introduction Harry Styles as Eros, the beloved cosmic figure better known to the audience as Starfox. Although the character appears in a mid-credits scene – but alongside Patton Oswalt’s Pip the Troll – he was originally supposed to appear in a different scene in the film. Now fans could check out the scene in question after Eternals star Lia McHugh posted a series of pictures on her Instagram account on Sunday night.
In the first picture, McHugh can be seen alongside Richard Madden and Styles. The trio can wear the robe-like clothing that the entire group wore in the opening scene of the film. Styles, on the other hand, was nowhere to be found in this sequence. You can see the picture for yourself below.
“It’s interesting. Starfox, Eros, I like this character a lot, but he’s very problematic with release for reasons that even the She-Hulk Stuff is investigating which I find interesting,” Eternals producer Nate Moors previously told ComicBook.com about Styles’ casting. “But when we decided to turn to Eros, the idea of a man whose power lies in seduction and emotion control, that’s a pretty specific requirement for a piece of talent. And we talked about gender swapping, because really, Eros doesn’t have to be “a guy but he’s a guy but it could be anything.” It really is who is seductive just by being close to you. And that’s a pretty short list, and Admittedly, Chloé is a huge Harry Styles fan. And at first we were really like it? ‘ But I promise if you ever get the chance to meet Harry Stiles it will be true. “
“‘You just think I love this guy. I love this guy. I don’t know what it is. I love him.’ He’s funny. He’s charming. He’s nice to everyone. He’s kind of Eros, “Moore continued. “And it was an easy conversation. I think Harry Styles is at greater risk in being in this film than we are in casting Harry Styles. Because he has such a specific following and is a musician, and now he’s going to be an actor, but that’s not necessarily his core concern. And taking a flyer on this really random character he also knows is vaguely problematic, I think that was a bigger leap of faith for him. But I think the idea of Eros in the MCU is so much fun. Definitely worth it. “
Eternals is out in theaters now, while Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are streamed on Disney +.
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