What’s Going On With Harry Styles’ Starfox? When Will He Return?

What's Going On With Harry Styles' Starfox? When Will He Return?

Eternals introduced Harry Styles’ Eros/Starfox, who is set to return to the MCU, but when will he appear again? Here’s what’s known.

Eternals introduced a new superhero team in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and in its post-credits scene, another Eternal joined the fun: Eros/Starfox, played by Harry Styles – but when will he appear next in the Multiverse Saga? Marvel announced the batch of movies and TV shows from Phases 4, 5, and 6 of the Multiverse Saga, and during its panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Kevin Feige revealed when Phase 4 ends, the full slate for Phase 5, and three movies from Phase 6, but there are some big names that are currently absent from those plans.

One of those are the Eternals, whose return hasn’t been confirmed yet but they are still expected to return in a sequel after their debut movie ended on a major cliffhanger. The Eternals are a group of synthetic beings created by the Celestial Arishem the Judge and who were sent to Earth centuries ago to protect it from the Deviants. Once the Deviants were defeated, the Eternals stayed on Earth and helped humanity evolve, though they weren’t allowed to interfere in their conflicts. The Eternals parted ways and re-teamed decades later after the death of their leader, Ajak (Salma Hayek), the return of the Deviants, and the fast approach of an apocalyptic event called “The Emergence”, which they managed to stop.


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At the end of Eternals, Sersi (Gemma Chan), Phastos (Brian Tyree Henry), and Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) were abducted by Arishem in order to judge their actions and decide if humans were truly worth saving. Meanwhile, Makkari (Lauren Ridloff), Thena (Angelina Jolie), and Druig (Barry Keoghan) were intercepted on the Domo by Pip the Troll (voiced by Patton Oswalt) and Eros/Starfox, a fellow Eternal, brother of Thanos, and ally to the Eternals as he knows where to find the rest of the team. Starfox has been established as an important character in the future of Eternals, but unfortunately, he won’t return to the MCU soon.

When Will Harry Styles’ Starfox Return In The MCU?

Eternals mid credits Eros Starfox

As mentioned above, the Eternals are not included in the MCU’s Phase 5, but given that only three movies have been announced for Phase 6 – Fantastic Four, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Avengers: Secret Wars –, Eternals 2 could still be included as part of the final phase of the Multiverse Saga, thus bringing Harry Styles’ Starfox back. Given how disconnected Eternals feels from the rest of the MCU, especially the other movies and TV shows from Phase 4, and how these have failed to address the events of the movie, it’s tricky to deduce where Starfox could appear again before Eternals 2. Starfox was rumored and expected to appear in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 given that both teams are part of the MCU’s cosmic side, but James Gunn has already confirmed that Starfox won’t appear in the third Guardians of the Galaxy adventure. However, Starfox is set to return to the MCU as confirmed by Feige, who said that the “adventures of Eros and Pip” are something “very exciting” for them and that they live on the cosmic side of the MCU, so there’s definitely a place for them.

So far, the only movie Starfox could appear in if there’s no Eternals 2 in Phase 6 is The Marvels, as this is also a story from the MCU’s cosmic side, but given how little is known about Starfox, his backstory, his purpose, and his role in this connected universe, it’s hard to say what he could do alongside Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Monica Rambeau. Before Starfox and the Eternals return to the MCU, this universe has to address the events of their movie, their impact, and properly integrate the characters.

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