Eternals post-credits scenes explained, and how they hold the keys to the MCU’s future

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Eternals arrived on Disney Plus in January, bringing the Marvel Cinematic Universe to trippy cosmic places. Oscar-winning director Chloé Zhao‘s movie establishes a new team of immortal heroes tasked with defending Earth from the deadly Deviants, and it includes mid- and post-credits scenes that’ll get you hyped for the MCU’s future.

The movie takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame, which saw the Mad Titan Thanos defeated and billions of vanished people returned to Earth after five years. Our separate ending explainer dives into how that plays into Eternals, so let’s take a look at how the extra scenes hint at what’s coming next.

There’s only one direction you can go from there, and that’ll lead you into SPOILERS.


Visitor from Titan

The mid-credits scene brings us back to the Domo, the Eternals’ ship, as Thena, Makkari and Druig seek out their counterparts on other worlds to reveal the truth of their origins — that they’re synthetic beings created by the godlike Celestials and tasked with ensuring that the Emergence of Celestials from seeded worlds, dooming their host planet’s inhabitants. 

They wonder why their allies back on Earth haven’t been in touch and worry that the Celestial Arishem struck after they stopped Tiamut’s Emergence.

Eros (Harry Styles) in Eternals

Eros makes his entrance in Eternals, along with Pip.

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Those fears are confirmed by the arrival of extremely grandiose Eros (Harry Styles), “the royal Prince of Titan, brother of Thanos, the Knave Glimpses of Occultism Hearts… defeater of Black Roger,” who teleports on board with Pip the Troll (Patton Oswalt). He informs them that their friends are in “big trouble,” so their mission will have to wait as Eros and Pip know how to find them.

Feels Like The First Time, a 1977 Foreigner song that sure sounds like it’s about sex but apparently isn’t, kicks in as the credits continue.