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Sam Wilson Was Planned For Eternals After-Credits Scene

By: Christy Mathew

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The creators of Marvel Studios’ Eternals, Kaz and Ryan Firpo; claim that Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) was supposed to appear in the film’s end-credit sequence.

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Overall, the Chloé Zhao-directed film was one of the more isolated entries into the Marvel Cinematic Universe mythos; mainly avoiding famous names and events from earlier films. The film’s two end-credit sequences do relate to other parts of the Marvel universe; albeit they are forward-looking in that they introduce entirely new characters like Thanos’ brother; Starfox (Harry Styles), and the MCU’s version of the vampire hunter, Blade (Mahershala Ali).

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In Eternals, no Avengers appear, which is an unusually daring choice for the franchise. Prior to Eternals, each of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 projects had some connection to the overall Avengers storyline. The three initial Disney+ MCU programmes, as well as Black Widow; all focused on characters that had previously been introduced in the Avengers films.

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Shang-Chi followed a completely new group of characters; yet it eventually connected to events and characters from prior films such as Iron Man 3 and Doctor Strange. The Eternals and their Celestial overlords are mostly isolated within the lore of the Eternals; and their Celestial overlords, which is a sharp departure from convention. While the absence of legacy characters is one of Zhao’s most distinctive features, it was not originally the intention.

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Eternals authors Kaz and Ryan Firpo revealed their abandoned ideas for the film’s end-credit sequences in a recent interview with Screen Rant. Early versions of the film included an appearance by “Sam [Wilson] […] at the very, very end, in one of the post-credits”. The writers, however, scrapped this notion in order to postpone the satisfaction of seeing the Eternals link up with their Avengers-affiliated counterparts. Here’s the rest of the excerpt:

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“There was a version where Sam [Wilson] turned up at the very, very end, in one of the post-credits, but I think it was something that… You’re going to see these worlds collide, but it’s gonna take a little bit longer than people are gonna expect.

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Plus, I think in terms of the timeline, we just lost Tony, we just lost Cap, Natasha’s gone; Hulk is currently working on himself I think to make himself human rather than smart Hulk; so I think that all the Avengers were just pretty busy.