Fans are Pleading with Marvel to Acknowledge a Huge Plot Hole in the MCU

It’s amazing that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is so cohesive given that there have been over 30 films and five TV episodes over the past ten years.

Who are the Eternals?

The superhero movie Eternals from 2021 is based on the same-named race from Marvel Comics. It is the 26th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which was made by Marvel Studios and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (MCU).

Chloé Zhao, who also co-wrote the script with Patrick Burleigh, Ryan Firpo, and Kaz Firpo, is the film’s director. Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie are among the ensemble cast members.

In the movie, the immortal aliens known as the Eternals come out of hiding after a long period of time to defend Earth from their prehistoric cousins, the Deviants.

Well, that’s a BIG plot hole

That said, it’s not flawless. There are lots of inconsistencies for those who truly want to dig for them, with certain story details lost and characters never referenced again.

Most of the time, it’s simple to ignore them and simply enjoy the journey. Fans are pleading with Marvel to address at least one major plot hole in the near future.

Though Eternals may not have been Marvel’s finest film, it surely introduces a number of significant concepts as the superhero genre enters a new age. Because of this, fans are shocked—and a bit irritated—that its pivotal climactic events haven’t been mentioned anywhere else in the MCU thus far.

For those who either missed Eternals or slept off before the conclusion, let me briefly recap: the collected Eternals struggle to stop a huge Celestial from erupting from the Earth’s core and destroying the globe, and they succeed! But not before the bulk of the cosmic monster had already risen from the Indian Ocean.

Despite the fact that the Celestial should have caused catastrophic harm even if it had only partially protruded from the Earth’s core, virtually no one outside of Eternals seemed to have noticed the unexpected apparition of a huge extraterrestrial robot in the water.

It’s a bit odd that no one has brought up the alien invasion in following MCU excursions (Hawkeye, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Moon Knight) given how skillfully Marvel movies normally mention important events like superhero civil wars and alien invasions.

One Reddit member remarked, “My favorite part about this whole decision is that every time they show earth from space now in future movies they have to include Tiamut’s gigantic baby head and hand in the shot of Earth.”

The obvious practical behind-the-scenes reason for this is that Marvel’s release schedule was utterly messed up by the epidemic, which surely made it considerably more difficult for the most recent series of episodes and films to accurately reference one another.

I have no doubt that the MCU will make mention to this big guy at some point, but for the time being, fans will simply have to wait.