An Avenger Nearly Appeared in Eternals Post-Credits Scene

Warning: This article contains SPOILERS about the post-credits scene of Eternals.

Eternals is now out in cinemas and a lot of people have been talking about the post-credits scene of the film which featured the first-ever appearance (albeit through an off-screen voice cameo) of Mahershala Ali's Blade in the MCU. But as it turns out, an Avenger was supposed to appear there.

Speaking with TheWrap, Eternals co-screenwriters Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo discussed the post-credits scene of the film in which they confirmed first that it was indeed the daywalker himself who we heard in the end. "I mean, there’s no question. It’s Blade," Kaz said.

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He added, "There was about, I would say half a dozen solid versions of those end credit sequences that we explored. I think so much of that process is about leaving doors open. That’s really what it’s about. As much as everyone would like there to believe that there’s a master whiteboard that hasn’t been touched in generations and sits in Kevin’s office that has everything that’s happening for the next 40 years, really it’s a process of what do people want to see? What’s fun in that moment? What door can we leave open that will become satisfying later on?"

They also revealed that among the ideas that they considered for the post-credits scenes are having the Eternals join a new lineup of Avengers and the appearance of Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror. Ultimately, they decided with what we ended up seeing on the screen: focusing on Kit Harington's Dane Whitman and the Ebony Blade.

There were discussions about who would be doing the off-screen dialogue. When asked if Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Stange was considered for the part, they "neither confirm nor deny" it. However, they revealed that there was one Avenger that they surely considered for it. "I think that once upon a time it may even been Sam [Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie], our new Cap," Kaz said.

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Given that Sam Wilson took the mantle of Captain America by the end of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and placed himself as one of the main heroes on Earth, there is a point for him to do the off-screen dialogue in the sequence. But Ali's Blade is definitely a much better choice since he is more connected to the supernatural part of the MCU and it makes a lot more sense for him to be there given that there is a magic sword involved.

Also Read: Eternals Star Was Almost Cast in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Instead

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