Zhao decided she wanted Harry Styles to play Eros when she proposed the idea to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige.
Oscar-winning director Chloe Zhao has revealed more details about her decision to invite singer Harry Styles to play Thanos’ brother Eros in Eternal…
The filmmaker has openly stated that he has followed Stiles’ career since she watched his acting debut in Dunkirk… Zhao previously noted that Eros’ character came to life when she met Stiles, but in a new interview with Empire Magazine, she showed that Watermelon sugar was the only actor she had in mind for this role.
Zhao loves character
Chloe went into great detail, explaining that she often wondered about the relationship between Eros and Thanos and whether the former had ever advised genocide against the warlord and whether he became a criminal after learning of his plans.
When Zhao expressed the idea of joining Eros to MCUshe told Kevin Feige that Styles on board were a “package deal”. and there was never a discussion where they thought who to take on the role.
The character she had in mind was the comic book Eros who had a “heartbreaking influence” on Thanos. Zhao often thought of the warlord’s actions and the backstory of Eros as someone who had left his brother’s reign. She also likened the friendship of Eros and the troll Pip to “Han Solo and Chewie,” before revealing that Harry Styles was the only one who could play Eros.
“But I never once said to Kevin, ‘Here’s a character. Let’s find an actor. ” For me it was a package of services. It had to be Harry. This is how I told Kevin about it, ”she told the publication.
Although Stiles was only seen as Eros for a few moments during the mid-credits scene. Eternal, news of his casting spread across the internet, with many reporting a spoiler shortly after the movie premiered.
Neither Zhao nor Feige acknowledged the sequel Eternalbut Styles is rumored to be reprising his role in separate projects dedicated to his character. Of course, Stiles didn’t make it to the franchise for a role that lasted a few minutes!
Eternal Famous actors Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Don Lee, Barry Keoghan, Lauren Ridloff, Leah McHugh and others took part in it. The film will be released on Disney + on January 12, 2022.
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