Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok features an Easter egg which ties the movie to the upcoming Marvel Studios epic The Eternals.
An eagle-eyed fan recently spotted an Easter egg with ties to the Eternals in the background of a scene from Thor: Ragnarok. Fans still have several months to wait until The Eternals finally hits theaters but if this Easter egg is anything to go by, then the film will hopefully be as cosmic and crazy as Thor: Ragnarok. The reference is a nod to the original Jack Kirby era of the Eternals comics, so it’s an impressive find.
The Easter egg looks to take place later on in Thor: Ragnarok while Thor, Valkyrie and Bruce Banner are all escaping from Sakaar. As Valkyrie rides on top of one of the other ships, a bizarrely-shaped green ship can be seen in the background of the shot. An eagle eyed fan on Reddit pointed out that it’s a similar design to a ship from Jack Kirby’s The Eternals. Take a look at the reference to The Eternals in Thor: Ragnarok below.
What do you think about the sneaky easter egg to Marvel’s The Eternals in Thor: Ragnarok? Have you spotted any more references to The Eternals in previous movies? Let us know in the comments section!
Plot details for The Eternals remain under wraps, however, the story reportedly features a love story between Sersi and the Black Knight. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity created by the Celestials over a million years ago. The beings who possess superpowers and longer lifespans were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of fellow divergent races such as the Deviants (hideous monsters of human origin who are ancestors to the Atlanteans), and Latents (the predecessors to the Mutants and Mutates that make up many of Marvel’s superheroes).
The cast of The Eternals includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as the Black Knight, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Reportedly, there are some key roles that have yet to be revealed to the public, leaving room for Dan Stevens to possibly have a part. Marvel Studios has tapped Chloe Zhao to direct the project from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
The Eternals is set to hit theaters on November 6, 2020. Stay tuned for the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.