A now-deleted video suggests a character whose death has been confirmed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may return for a future project.
An important Eternals The character may return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite his death at the end of the film.
Recent evidence reported by The Cosmic Circus indicates that Richard Madden’s Ikaris, who perished at the end of Eternals, could return in a future MCU project, although it 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 “returning character in the MCU.” Kennard’s IMDb credits reveal that he only worked in the MCU as a stuntman for Madden.
Following his thwarted betrayal of the other Eternals, Ikaris chose to do good for his namesake and fly off into the sun at the end of the film, effectively killing the character. If this new evidence is true, it would directly contradict a previous statement made by Eternals screenwriter Kaz Firpo, who confirmed that Ikaris was indeed dead.
“What’s the melting point of an Eternal? How long does it take to literally melt an Eternal robot? For what it’s worth…yeah, it always was. He can’t stand to face his family after what he did, which he realizes,” Firpo said in an interview with CBR in November 2021. “I don’t think Ikarus even thinks he’s wrong. so many regrets. He’s really sorry. I think he’s sorry for the way he’s lived his whole life on this planet, and that’s a lot of burden to bear. So really, this act basically says, ” I made a mistake, but I can’t face my family, and I can’t go on with my life.'”
Firpo went on to explain that in an early draft of the script, Ikaris was only going to be exiled by the other Eternals, but as filming continued they realized it was “something that had to be final”. He said, “It’s really a time to say, ‘It’s a sacrifice.’ It’s kind of like saying, ‘I can’t serve the Eternals. If I can’t serve the Celestials, and I can’t be with my family, then I choose this third option”, which – for him – is really oblivion. So yes, he is dead.
Madden’s character wasn’t the only Eternal to meet his demise in the film, with Ikaris effectively killing Prime Eternal Ajak (Salma Hayek) in his pledge to Don Lee’s Celestial Arishem and Gilgamesh dying at the hands of a Deviant in order to protect Thena. (Angelina Jolie). However, Gemma Chan, who portrays Sersi, recently confirmed that her character will return to the MCU. “Yes,” she replied when asked if she would take it back Eternals role. “Marvel owns us for life.”
Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternals is now available on Disney+.
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Source: The Cosmic Circus
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