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Both ‘Eternals’ Post-Credits Scenes Explained

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Nov 8 2021
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Both of ‘The Eternals’ post-credits scenes were packed with comic book cameos. Here’s what you might have missed in the theaters.

Everyone knows that one of the most exciting parts of a Marvel movie comes after the credits have rolled. You’ve seen the movie, but now it’s time to take a closer look at the post-credits scenes in The Eternals.

There are definitely spoilers for ‘The Eternals’ past this point. I repeat, the spoiler-ship has landed!

The Eternals featured two scenes after the movie: the mid-credits and post-credits scenes. The first scene introduced us to two new characters on the big screen. And final scene promised the return of Dean Whitman and introduced the voice of another Marvel on-screen giant.

But first, let’s go back to the ending of The Eternals. Arishem has yoinked all of the Eternals off of Earth. Thena, Makarri, and Druig boarded the Domo to search the universe for more of their Eternal siblings.

Before our remaining heroes can decide where to go first, they sense another presence on their ship. Just then, Pip the Troll appears and announces the presence of Starfox, who offers to help them find their friends.

The Eternals: Starfox Has Arrived

Starfox, also known as Eros, is played by pop musician Harry Styles. He is announced as “Thanos’ brother” and he addresses the crew of the Domo as his “fellow Eternals”. The MCU has officially established Thanos detail from the comics: that he is a natural-born Eternal.

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In the comics, Eros also has a specialty cosmic power: he can manipulate the pleasure center of people’s brains. In the pages of Marvel comics, he’s a legendary freedom fighter and comes to Earth with the hopes of joining the Avengers.

There is a lot of space for Eros to play in the upcoming phases of the MCU. His story could even have connections to the upcoming She-Hulk series. In the comics, Eros is even put on trial for the unethical use of his powers, and Jennifer is hired to defend him.

The Eternals: Pip the Troll

Pip is an alien Laxidazian prince voiced by Patton Oswald. His people would normally look closer to a human creature, but thanks to a mutagenic hallucinogenic ale, Pip has mutated into the satyr-like creature we saw with Eros.

Eternals’ Pip the Troll is usually seen traveling with Adam Warlock in the comics. There aren’t any signs of Warlock in this scene, but we know he’ll make an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy 3.

The CGI on Pip was a little rough in this scene. Hopefully, Marvel will clean up the character before his next big adventure.

Eternals Post-Credits Scene Presents the Ebony Blade

And now we get to the post-credits hoopla! Our beloved if not slightly-neglected Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington) told Sersi that he had learned a big family secret after hashing things out with his estranged uncle.

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After the credits, we see him opening a large chest with the words ‘Mors mihi lucrum’ carved across it. The phrase is Latin for “Death is my reward.” He says to an unseen character, “I have to try,” and the voice responds “Are you sure you’re ready for that?”

The sword is the Ebony Blade, a cursed sword passed down through generations. The sword was first wielded by Sir Percy of Arthur’s Court at Camelot, who donned the title of Black Knight. Only the worthy can unsheathe the Ebony Blade.

Will Dane be Marvel’s next Black Knight? And who is in the room with him and the sword?

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The Eternals: Blade

Thank The Eternals, the voice speaking from outside the frame is Blade. Director Chloé Zhao has confirmed that it’s the voice of Mahershala Ali‘s human-vampire hybrid hero.

While this is his first appearance in the MCU, Blade is a veteran to the big-screen. In the late 90s and early 2000s, Wesley Snipes brought the character to life in the Blade trilogy.

Will Dane suit up in the search for Sersi and the other abducted Eternals? Did Blade deliver the Ebony Blade to Dane? Is he there to recruit Dane as The Black Knight? When do we get to see him Ali in full Blade garb?!

‘The Eternals’ is currently streaming on Disney+.

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