SPOILER WARNING: ‘Eternals’ End Credit Scenes Explained

It’s no question Eternals differs from all 25 of its predecessors. The film has an amazing director in oscar-winning Chloe Zhao, and really widens the galactic scale of the universe. In true MCU fashion the film also leaves us with not one, but two awesome end credit scenes.

Both the mid-credit and post-credit scenes are major insights for what both the Eternals and the MCU as a whole has in store for us for the future. Warning: This article will contain spoilers relating to Eternals.

What Happened in The Mid-Credits?

The scene starts with Thena (Angelina Jolie), Druig (Barry Keoghan), and Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) having returned to their ship to continue their mission to find more Eternals. They share a quick moment of concern for their other companions’ lack of communication before being interrupted by an ominous light at the end of the hallway. Before any of our heroes have the chance to react out pops a mug, immediately followed by a short, harsh-looking character named Pip the Troll (voiced by Patton Oswalt). Pip is a disgraced prince with the ability to teleport who made his comic-book debut in a 1975 issue of Strange Tales.

Although this would be enough to make any die-hard Marvel fan excited, Pip is only there to act as an introducer to none other than Thanos’ slightly more charming brother. Out from the shadow emerges Eros (played by Harry Styles whose appearance shocked the world) in full costume, who then tells the Eternals they’ll be in need of his help. Eros has super strength, the ability to fly, and can control the emotions of others, often landing him in trouble. He made his comic book debut in 1973’s Invincible Iron Man #55, in which he fought alongside Captain Marvel and the Avengers.

If you are wondering how Thanos could be related to a character being played by Harry Styles we have the answer. In comics, although siblings Thanos’ DNA includes genes from a deviant giving him his distinct purple look, while Eros keeps the likeliness of a human.

What Happened in The End Credits?

In the post-credit scene, we are taken back to Earth, where Dan Whitman (Kit Harington) is in his office, looking troubled and seemingly alone. Earlier in the film, he was on the verge of admitting his “family history” to Sersi (Gemma Chan) before she was lifted off-world by Arishem (voiced by David Kaye). Now we get a glimpse of what that history is. Dane proceeds to open a box containing a seemingly ancient sword, which begins to murmur at him with a dark, unintelligible voice. We see words inscribed on the inside of the box which read “Death Is My Reward.” In comics, Dane Whitman also known as the Black Knight becomes cursed when he touches the blade as it demands blood. Dane musters the courage to lift the weapon, but before he could touch it he is stopped by an off-screen character who asks “Are you sure you’re ready for that, Mr. Whitman?”

It is no surprise that fans jumped straight to social media to try and uncover who the mystery voice belonged to. With many fans speculating the likes of Nick Fury, we have gotten a definitive answer from the director herself. Zhao confirmed to Fandom that the voice we heard was none other than Mahershala Ali’s Blade. Blade is a vampire hunter originally played by Wesley Snipes in the ’90s and early ’00s.

What Does This Leave The Future of The MCU?

Both end-credit scenes leave a lot of room for where the series could move forward. The main movie ends on a cliffhanger, with Sersi and the rest of the Eternals who remained on Earth being cast into space. The heroes are then promised judgment from the Celestial we met earlier in the film, Arishem. The future of both of these heroes seems to rely on bringing the Eternals back home, wherever they choose that to be. In an exclusive interview via Screenrant, Kit Harington stated that he “can’t really talk” about what’s next for the character, but he also stated that fans of the comic “might have some ideas.”

Whatever Marvel Studios has in store for us we’ll be waiting with open arms. See Marvel Studios’ Eternals in theatres now.

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