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19 October 2021, 11:17 | Updated: 19 October 2021, 11:30
Harry Styles is expanding his acting projects, but will Marvel fans really see him in the MCU?
He's just wrapped on his next big movie screen job in My Policeman and for months Harry has been heavily rumoured to be starring in a Marvel film – something which was seemingly confirmed at The Eternals premiere in LA on 18 October.
The One Direction star has been at the centre of reports he’s set to join the MCU since September 2020, but is he really going to be joining the franchise? Here's what we know so far...
A film reporter at Variety who attended The Eternals premiere claimed Harry's role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was confirmed at the end of the movie.
He tweeted: "Big reveal from #TheEternals premiere — Harry Styles has joined the MCU as Eros, brother of Thanos.”
So, it's looking hopeful we'll see Harry in the follow-up to the 2021 Eternals movie.
Originally, fans thought we'd see him in the Eternals.
Kit Harington, who's playing Dane in The Eternals, was quizzed in August by Jimmy Fallon on whether the rumours about Harry starring in the film are true, and he kept the best pokerface we've ever seen.
“No idea, unless I’ve been re-cast and he’s playing my part, not a clue," he said.
And as Jimmy tried to trick him into letting slip they've bumped into each other on set, Kit responded: "I hear he’s a great guy.. lovely chap I think. I don’t know, I’ve never met the guy.”
Just like the rest of Harry stans, we're awaiting for any sign of confirmation the 'Adore You' singer will star in The Eternals.
When the trailer dropped on 24 May there was no sign of the pop star, but fans are holding out for a super secret cameo from their idol.
We're predicting to be sat in the cinema and seeing his name in the credits, meaning we'll have to watch it all over again with eagle eyes.
Way back in September 2020 Netflix writer Kris Tapley tweeted and deleted that Harry will star in a Marvel movie “no one knows he’s in.”
Sharing journalist Justin Kroll’s tweet about Harry joining the cast of DWD in his first acting job since Dunkirk, Kris wrote: “Second if we’re counting the Marvel movie no one knows he’s in.”
Since it was reported Harry would be “in a Marvel movie”, fans are adamant The Eternals is the gig in question.
The fact he follows Richard Madden, set to play Ikaris in the upcoming movie, is something Directioners are taking as a big clue, after Harry followed him on Instagram at the end of 2019.
However, this could just be an innocent addition to Richard’s following list.
Harry is rumoured to be playing Thanos’ brother Eros in The Eternals, but it was previously speculated his character name would be Starfox, after following Richard and Gemma Chan – who’s set to play Sersi in the film – on Instagram.
Movie fans have already mocked up what Harry might look like as his Marvel character, with an image of the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer looking like an IRL hero.
Marvel are yet to address the rumour, but we’ll update this page if they do!