Eternals has finally hit theaters after multiple delays due to the ongoing pandemic, but the wait was worth it. The film will start a new chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Still, as much as things change, some traditions continue. The latest Marvel film features two post-credit scenes, which continue to tease what the future might have in store for fans. The second scene, however, may have left some fans scratching their heads as to just what was going on. Luckily, director Chloé Zhao was able to offer more insight.
We will spoil Eternals and its second post-credit sequence. Only continue at your own risk if you are currently avoiding spoilers for the film.
The final post-credit scene features Dane Whitman pacing back and forth near a large sealed crate with his family’s crest on it. Once it opens, the Ebony Blade is revealed. Dane contemplates picking it up before finally giving in and going for it. Just before Dane is able to pick it up, we hear a voice ask “Sure you’re ready for that Mr. Whitman?”. We never find out who that was as it cuts to black the moment he turns around.
Theories have been going around quite a bit and luckily, Chloé Zhao didn’t waste any time to reveal who exactly was the mysterious visitor. In an interview with Fandome, she confirmed that the voice belonged to Maharshala Ali‘s Eric Brooks, or better known as Blade.
“That was the voice of one of my favorite superheroes, Mr.Blade himself Blade. Blade, Blade, Yeah!.”
While we didn’t get a look at the vampire hunter, it’s a curious reveal. It opens up the window of what exactly his inclusion means for the character, as he prepares to tackle the role that was last seen on silver screens in 2004’s Blade: Trinity. Blade is set to be directed by Bassam Tariq and will be written by Stacey-Ossei Kuffour. As the film was potentially pushed back by a year, it’ll be interesting to see if he makes an appearance in other supernatural-based adventures.