A major Eternal character may return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite dying at the end of the movie.
Recent evidence reported by The Cosmic Circus indicates that Richard Madden’s Ikaris, who perished at the end of Eternal, may return in a future MCU project, although this has not been officially confirmed. In a now-deleted TikTok, Emmy Kennard (@emmytriggerzzz) hinted that her brother, Madden’s stunt double Joe Kennard, is destined to return as a “character returning to MCU”. Kennard’s IMDb credits reveal that he has only worked at MCU as a stunt double for Madden.
After his thwarted betrayal of the other Eternals, Ikaris chose to do well with his namesake and fly into the sun at the end of the film, effectively killing the character. If this new evidence is true, it would go directly against an earlier statement from Eternal screenwriter Kaz Firpo, who confirmed that Ikaris was in fact dead.
“What’s the melting point of an Eternal? How long does it literally take to melt an Eternal robot? For what is it worth … well, it always has been. He can not bear to look his family in the eye for what he has done, which he realizes, “Firpo said in an interview with CBR in November 2021.” I do not think Ikarus himself thinks he is wrong. I think he just has so much regret. He’s very sad. I think he’s sad. The way he lived his whole life on this planet, and it’s a big burden to bear. So really, that act is basically saying, ‘I made a mistake, but I can not face my family and I can not go on living. ‘”
Firpo went on to explain that in an early version of the manuscript, Ikaris would only be banished by the other Eternals, but as the footage continued, they realized that it was “something that had to be final.” He said, “It really is a moment to say, ‘It’s a victim.’ It’s kind of saying, “I can not serve the eternal. If I can not serve the heavenly, and I can not be with my family, then I choose this third option, “which – for him – is truly oblivion. So yes, he died.”
Madden’s character was not the only Eternal to face their deaths in the film, in which Ikaris effectively killed Prime Eternal Ajak (Salma Hayek) in his engagement to Heavenly Arishem and Don Lees Gilgamesh, who died at the hands of a deviant to protect Thena ( Angelina Jolie). But Gemma Chan, who portrays Sersi, recently confirmed that her character would return to MCU. “Yes,” she said when asked if she would repeat her Eternal role. “Marvel owns us for life.”
Directed by Chloé Zhao after a screenplay by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternal is now available on Disney +.
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Source: The Cosmic Circus
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