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Harry Styles joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as an ‘immortal womanizer’

The pop star’s ‘fun-loving’ character reportedly appears in a post-credits scene for the upcoming film Eternals

Sorry Martin Scorsese, Harry Styles is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to reports from the October 19 premiere of the Chloé Zhao-directed superhero film Eternals, the pop star and actor makes a surprise appearance as Eros (AKA Starfox), the brother of Thanos, in a post-credits scene.

As suggested by the name, the character — who first made an appearance in Marvel comics in 1973 — is a “fun-loving, carefree womanizer”, as opposed to Thanos, a “power-hungry, misanthropic schemer” played by Josh Brolin in previous Marvel films. Judging by the brief glimpse of Styles making out with Florence Pugh (a fellow Marvel star) in a recent Don’t Worry, Darling teaser, the role should be right up his street.

Eternals is set to premiere on November 5 this year, making the film Styles’ follow-up to his feature-length debut, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, in 2017. Don’t Worry, Darling, an Olivia Wilde-directed thriller set in a utopian community in the California desert of the 1950s, will follow in 2022.

The Ivor Novello-winning musician will also star in an upcoming film adaptation of My Policeman. Directed by Michael Grandage, the decades-spanning gay romance is based on Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel of the same name, also starring Emma Corrin (get a glimpse of the production here).

Beyond his appearance in the Eternals post-credits scene, it’s currently unclear what role Styles’ character will play in the Marvel Universe, and whether he’ll become a regular fixture.