Ryan Firpo, who worked as the screenwriter on Eternals by Marvel Studios, has finally revealed how Eros, played by Harry Styles found Angelina Jolie’s Thena in the post-credits scene of the film. The Dunkirk actor got his introduction in the MCU during the first post-credits scene as Eros, Thanos’ brother, also known as Starfox. He appears with his sidekick Pip the Troll, played by Patton Oswalt. However, most of the movie focuses on other heroes and one that stands out is Angelina Jolie’s Thena, who is a warrior capable of spawning any weapon out of cosmic energy, also suffering from a condition known as Mahd Wy’ry.
How did Eros find and already know about Thena?
The film’s story was originally written by Kaz and Ryan Firpo, who later handed over the script to veteran screenwriter Patrick Burleigh. Academy Award winner Chloe Zhao has helmed the film and has also played a pivotal role in writing its screenplay. The film focuses on ten beings, created by Celestial Arishem and were sent to Earth to watch over humans. However, as per the mid-credits scene, these aren’t the only Eternals out there.
Since the Eternals is a bit different and doesn’t really keep in line with other MCU films that came before, it demands a question to be answered – How did Eros find Thena, Druig, and Makkari on the Domo. This was even addressed by Ryan Firpo in a recent interview. He revealed that while Eternals don’t have many memories to communicate with others like Eros.
Here is the explanation by Firpo himself:
I think that on each individual mission, they were not—they don’t have any memories of communicating with other Eternals, I guess that’s what I would say. Maybe it happened on other planets. Maybe they even got swapped, and they did other missions on other planets with a different group. But they don’t have any memory of that because their memories are wiped between each mission. So they were clearly aware that there were other Eternals out there. That’s built into their whole deal. But I don’t think they were in active communication with them.
Any Of The Eternals Have Been In Contact With Eros
There have been a few clues in the film that Salma Hayek’s Ajak and Gemma Chan’s Sersi may have come in contact with the Eternals, keeping in mind the knowledge they have of Mahd Wy’ry, the condition that Thena suffers. This condition allows her to recall memories from her previous missions, which were routinely erased from everyone’s minds by Arishem. Therefore, any of the Eternals in the film may have been in touch with Eros at a given point, though they don’t have any memory of it.
Eros seems to be aware of Thena and who she is, when she arrives, going on to claim that she is just as beautiful as the legends say. This suggests that she is known to other Eternals in the cosmos. An Eternals sequel might throw more light on this, as the team tries an intergalactic rescue mission to save Phastos, Sersi, and Kingo which is teased in the film’s mid-credits scene.