In the midst of his Love On Tour, Harry Styles reportedly made a quick pit stop to the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Monday night’s premiere of Chloe Zhou’s Eternals.
Variety senior film writer Matt Donnelly, who attended the premiere at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, announced via Twitter on Tuesday (Oct. 19) that Styles appears in a post-credits scene as supervillain Thano’s brother Eros (also known as Starfox), who was known as the god of love and sex in ancient Greek mythology. So naturally, his slate of superpowers include being able to arouse people from afar — which doesn’t sound far off from the alluring charm of the English pop superstar.
Styles continues to bulk up his acting résumé following his film debut in 2017’s Dunkirk, with Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry, Darling slated for a Sept. 23, 2022, theatrical release, as well as Michael Grandage’s My Policeman, which was shot earlier this year.
While Styles’ fans felt frustrated that the “Watermelon Sugar” singer’s alleged cameo was spoiled for them before Eternals‘ worldwide theatrical release on Nov. 5, rumors about his involvement in the MCU started circulating in September 2020 when Netflix writer Kris Tapley wrote and subsequently deleted a tweet about Styles starring in a Marvel movie “no one knows he’s in.”
See fans’ mixed reactions below.
Not trying to sound rude, but as a Marvel and 1D fan I wish that I could've been surprised when I watch it in theaters. Yes there have been rumors that he was in it but I would've liked to actually witness it myself then it get spoiled for me. Please don't spoil things!!
— Heather_is_a_fangirl (@HeatherRai) October 19, 2021
Harry Styles in the MCU? You don't say…
— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) October 19, 2021
OMG @Harry_Styles IS IN MCU, SAW TRENDING TODAY. WTF WHY DID YOU GUYS SPOIL IT.
ETERNALS IS MY FAVORITE MCU MOVIE NOW. ( I DIDN'T EVEN SAW IT)
Now I can die peacefully thinking of HARRY AND MCU THE BEST TWO THINGS IN MY LIFE COMBINES pic.twitter.com/Cs22Gz3l0k
— jay Johnz (@Johnz67490405) October 19, 2021
HARRY STYLES HAS JOINED THE MCU AS THANOS’ BROTHER: STARFOX IN MARVEL ETERNALS EXTRA SCENE https://t.co/CQBG9m54C7
— ❥ (@punrry) October 19, 2021
we 👏 do 👏 not 👏 need 👏 harry 👏 styles 👏 in 👏 the 👏 MCU 👏.
— nicole 🏹 (@jnkcole) October 19, 2021
did i just read harry styles mcu and thanos in the same sentence ? i- pic.twitter.com/0aJiPVkeoB
— hunter ४ druig best boy (@shezzacurls) October 19, 2021
— katie !¡ TOMORROW (@hrryhigh) October 19, 2021
harry styles after joining the MCU as eros/j pic.twitter.com/q6V49m3JNN
— shreya🧣(taylor's version) (@iicfxxhome) October 19, 2021
"Can you leave him alone ??? He still can't believe he's going to watch Harry Styles in fucking MCU-" pic.twitter.com/KRuAw53Sm4
— SYD (@suckerforlwt91) October 19, 2021
Harry Styles is in MCU
the power he holds pic.twitter.com/84D4RFbesP
— Directioner Forever . still ia 😴. (@__louistommo28) October 19, 2021
Harry Styles in the MCU. If you had told me that in 2014 I would’ve LAUGHED.
— swiftie (@rbllstyles) October 19, 2021
Harry styles in the mcu was not on my bingo card pic.twitter.com/WrY1XltLZm
— Niggaola (@Niggaolas) October 19, 2021
HARRY STYLES IN THE MCU HARRY STYLES IN THE MCU pic.twitter.com/YsuR0oNzO5
— kaylee ⧗ (@featboniver) October 19, 2021
harry styles is not in the mcu i rebuke it this is all some kind of sick joke https://t.co/ScdfbkbFHk
— dominique☼ (@DomiVino) October 19, 2021
"Starfox is a loving, charming and carefree person who has the ability to physically control people's emotions." THEY REALLY SAID HARRY STYLES BUT MCU EDITION
— jannah 1989 tv (@ikissfratrry) October 19, 2021