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A Dead MCU Character May Return, New Evidence Indicates

A now-deleted video suggests that a character who had been confirmed as dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe may return for a future project.

A major Eternals character may return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, despite dying at the end of the film.

Recent evidence reported by The Cosmic Circus indicates that Richard Madden’s Ikaris, who perished at the end of Eternals, may return in a future MCU project, though this has not been officially confirmed. In a now-deleted TikTok, Emmy Kennard (@emmytriggerzzz) implied that her brother, Madden’s stunt double Joe Kennard, is intended to return as a “character coming back into the MCU.” Kennard’s IMDb credits reveal that he has only worked in the MCU as a stunt double for Madden.

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Following his thwarted betrayal of the other Eternals, Ikaris chose to make good on his namesake and fly into the sun at the end of the film, effectively killing off the character. If this new evidence is true, it would go directly against a previous statement made by Eternals screenwriter Kaz Firpo, who confirmed that Ikaris was, in fact, dead.

“What is the melting point of an Eternal? How long does it take to literally melt an Eternal robot? For what it’s worth… yeah, it was always that. He can’t bear to face his family after what he’s done, which he realizes,” Firpo said in an interview with CBR in November 2021. “I don’t think that Ikarus even thinks that he’s wrong. I think that he just has so much regret. He’s very sorry. I think he’s sorry for the way he lived his whole life on this planet, and that’s a lot of burden to carry. So really, that act is basically saying, ‘I made a mistake, but I can’t face my family, and I can’t go on living.'”

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Firpo went on to explain that in an early version of the script, Ikaris was only going to be exiled by the other Eternals, but as filming continued, they realized it was “something that needed to be definitive.” He said, “It really is a moment of saying, ‘It’s sacrifice.’ It’s sort of saying, ‘I can’t serve the Eternals. If I can’t serve the Celestials, and I can’t be with my family, then I choose this third option,’ which — for him — really is oblivion. So yeah, he dead.”

Madden’s character wasn’t the only Eternal to meet their demise in the film, with Ikaris effectively killing Prime Eternal Ajak (Salma Hayek) in his commitment to the Celestial Arishem and Don Lee’s Gilgamesh dying at the hands of a Deviant in order to protect Thena (Angelina Jolie). However, Gemma Chan, who portrays Sersi, recently confirmed that her character would be returning to the MCU. “Yes,” she said when asked if she would reprise her Eternals role. “Marvel owns us for life.”

Directed by Chloé Zhao from a script by herself, Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo and Kaz Firpo, Eternals is now available on Disney+.

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Source: The Cosmic Circus

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