Eternals: Harry Styles' MCU Superhero Suit Doesn't Even Exist

Harry Styles' Eros outfit in Eternals was actualized entirely through the use of computer-generated imagery.

Weta Digital's Matt Aitken, who oversaw the creation and implementation of the Marvel Studios film's many special effects, spoke to ComicBook.com about the decision to paint over Styles' superhero costume in post-production, claiming the final look seen in the film's mid-credits scene came about as the result of a last minute "redesign." This sets Eros apart from most of the other Eternals, whose suits were put together by the wardrobe department. He clarified, "Obviously we had digi-doubles of them all," but Eros and Thena were in such a continual state of flux that the team opted for pure motion capture mapping over traditional costuming in those particular cases.

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Breaking down the thought process which led to Angelina Jolie finding herself clad in digital armor, Aitken explained, "She's CG from the neck down, because the suit design changed in post-production. Getting her body performance so that it had that iconic aspect to it, they've cast [Jolie] for a reason. And part of that is that she has a way of moving that's almost like a dancer" and they did not want to restrict her movements. Careful framing was crucial to hiding the digital seams and allowing the "authenticity" of her performance to shine through. Aitken argued this malleability granted filmmaker Chloé Zhao the freedom "to be creative and continue to refine the story."

Reflecting on the methods used to digitally enhance the likes of Thena, Eros and Pip the Troll, the VFX artist conceded, "I mean, we have had some success pulling it off, but yeah, I think we will just continue to polish and refine that whole workflow." He noted, "It's still really hard, so I think just getting better at that stuff so that it's not such a huge challenge every time."

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Introduced in The Invincible Iron Man #55 (1973), Starfox is the assumed identity of Eros. The son of Mentor and brother of Thanos, Eros is a Titanian. As such, he possesses enhanced strength and durability and the ability to fly. He can also manipulate people's emotions using his innate psychic powers. Starfox has, at various points, been a member of the Eternals, the Avengers and the Dark Avengers.

Since Eternals premiered, Styles has received his own character poster, suggesting the actor will play a larger role in the MCU moving forward, with the mid-credits scene possibly hinting at a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 connection. Styles has expressed his enthusiasm for the part, arguing "Who didn't grow up wanting to be a superhero, you know?"

Eternals, directed by Chloé Zhao, is out now in movie theaters.

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Source: ComicBook.com

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