Harry Styles is currently still known as a singer and a bit of a teenage heartthrob. Who better to play a Marvel character said to have inspired the myth of Eros, the God of Love? While it’s said that Starfox won’t have a major role in the new Marvel movie, he is going to appear. And he is an important part of Marvel Comics history for those in the know.
According to an update on the Reddit r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers, Harry Styles is going to have a small and yet memorable role as Starfox in Eternals. The character would be a hard one for Marvel to skip in their new movie. Starfox first appeared in Marvel comics in the mid-1970s. He was the younger brother of Thanos. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe often diverts from the comics they’re inspired by, Starfox is a major player because of his destructive older brother.
So who is this character Harry Styles may be playing? Starfox grew up fancy, free, and happy. Meanwhile, his older brother, Thanos, was always a bit of a grump. Starfox looked like an Eternal, Thanos looked like a Deviant. The Eternals were created to be protectors of Earth who constantly found themselves finding with the Deviants, which Thanos looked like. When eventually Thanos makes his first major attack on Titan, Harry Styles’ character Starfox has to take his brother more seriously. Then, Thanos kills their mother. Understandably, this creates a rift between the pair. Eventually, Starfox teams up with his father to fight Thanos. Their family drama continues to tear apart planets and cause dysfunction.
We know that Eternals is going to be an important part of Marvel’s Phase 4. While Starfox isn’t set to be a major part of the movie, they would be remiss not to include the character at all when he plays such an important part in the history of the comics. While the rumor that Harry Styles is going to take the part of Starfox is still only speculation, it’s something fans have actually brought up in the past. In fact, the well-known fan artist BossLogic gave us a peek at what he thought Styles would look like in the role back in September 2020.
Today, we mostly know Harry Styles as a musician. He’s done a lot of solo work and he was in the band One Direction. However, he is currently working on breaking out as an actor. He is currently confirmed to be working on a movie called My Policeman and rumored to be in the upcoming Faster, Cheaper, Better. We can soon expect to see him in the Olivia Wilde film Don’t Worry Darling. He replaced Shia LaBeouf in the role after some backstage drama. The stories from behind the scenes have continued to gain more media attention as Harry Styles is now dating his director and co-star Olivia Wilde.
If Harry Styles is playing Starfox, there’s no guarantee when we’ll find out confirmation of the news. Marvel isn’t telling us just how big of a part Starfox will play in Eternals or even confirming that he’ll be part of the story. Hopefully, we’ll be getting more updates on what to expect from Eternals soon.