A newly-revealed deleted scene from Marvel Studios’ Eternals sees Makkari invoke Thanos’ name in an effort to prove humanity’s value to Sprite.
A newly-revealed deleted scene from Marvel Studios’ Eternals sees Makkari (Lauren Ridloff) attempt to convince Sprite (Lia McHugh) of humanity’s value, citing the Avengers’ victory over the Mad Titan, Thanos, as an example.
This deleted scene comes ahead of Eternals‘ digital and streaming release on Jan. 12, as well as its physical release on Feb. 15. In it, Sprite is taken aback to learn Makkari still believes humanity is worthy of being saved, reminding her fellow Eternal of the great many atrocities that have been committed throughout human history.
Makkari, meanwhile, is quick to remind Sprite of what humanity can accomplish at its best. “They defeated Thanos… and saved half the universe,” she signs. “With little more than hope, perseverance… and their capacity to sacrifice themselves for those they love.”
Of course, Makkari refers to the events of 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and 2019’s Avengers: Endgame. In Infinity War, Thanos — an Eternal himself in the original Marvel comic books — successfully wipes out half of all life in the universe after assembling the Infinity Stones. Endgame picks up five years after the fact, with the Avengers managing to bring everyone back and vanquish the Mad Titan once and for all, albeit not before both Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) made the ultimate sacrifice.
Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao, Eternals is set after the events of Endgame. It follows the Eternals, an ancient race of powerful beings who came to Earth millennia ago in order to protect humanity from their evil counterparts, the Deviants. After spending centuries in hiding, separated from each other, the Eternals must come together and learn to love humans again so they can save them once more.
Eternals initially released in theaters on Nov. 5, 2021 to mixed critical reception. It earned $162 million globally over its opening weekend, the second-largest worldwide opening since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In total, the film grossed just over $400 million worldwide. It will be available to stream on Disney+ starting this Wednesday, Jan. 12. In addition to Ridloff and McHugh, Eternals stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie and Harish Patel.
Eternals arrives on Disney+ on Jan. 12.
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