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Eternals Star Kit Harrington Asks Marvel Fans to Stop Worrying About Thanos’ Blip

Eternals has finally been released in the theaters and the film follows a race of immortal beings with superpowers who have lived on Earth in secrecy for thousands of years. When the movie was initially announced by Marvel, it had all MCU fans wondering why this powerful group of heroes didn’t step in to help the Avengers when Thanos attacked Earth and reduced its population to half with a snap. However, it turns out that the Eternals were strictly instructed to help humans when evil creatures called Deviants are involved in the fight. Kit Harington can be seen playing Dane Whitman in Eternals, making him the only lead character who isn’t an Eternal, so naturally, his character also asks the same question about Thanos. While appearing in an interview with National Post recently, Harington explained why fans need to finally move on from the Blip and Thanos.

Here’s what Kit Harington Has To Say:

Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman in Eternals
Kit Harington plays Dane Whitman in Eternals

“I think the answer is pretty satisfactory,” Harington replied when asked about the Eternals’ explanation for not helping the Avengers. “This is me talking to the Marvel fans, so shoot me. You mustn’t get too bogged down. This is a new phase; this is a new group of people coming in. If it becomes too much about the Blip or events that happened in the previous stuff, you can trip yourself up everywhere. We need to remember to keep a level of suspended disbelief.”

Does The Eternals Have A History With The Avengers?

Eternals is in theaters now.
Eternals is in theaters now.

Despite the fact that Eternals did not intrude in the past MCU battles, there have been a few hints that some immortal beings have had encounters with Avengers in the past. During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Angelia Jolie, who plays Thena in the film teased a possible history with the Avengers.

“I think we’re assuming that we know everybody because we’ve been around forever,” Jolie explained. “So we definitely had the opportunity to be everywhere in every… We’ve been, I think that’s the fun, now, if you watch the other ones, we’ve been there. The question is, are there certain things that Phastos’s [Brian Tyree Henry] created that you’ve been watching and thinking it came from something else? Was it actually Phastosor has somebody else been doing? You know, did you heal something, did something happen that you haven’t realized we’ve been there?”

In another interview, even Kumail Nanjiani teased the history of his own character Kingo’s history with other MCU characters.

“Yes,”  Nanjiani replied when asked if they had developed Kingo’s history to include encounters with known characters. “Chloe [Zhao] had it all mapped out, and she had a very specific sense of… Because the thing is, Eternals have sort of been in hiding, right? So they haven’t been going around talking to Iron-Man and Captain America and all those people. They’ve been pretending to be normal human beings. But it makes sense that my character would have met another character who’s not from Earth either. I’m trying to be vague. I don’t know what I’m allowed to say or not. So I think that was all part of the stuff, so that even though Eternals really is a standalone movie, you want to feel the presence, and the reality of, the rest of the MCU around it. And Chloe is such a nerd with an encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel and the MCU. So she was really excited about dropping these references in.”

Eternals is in theaters now.

Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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