Marvel's Failure To Address World-Threatening Events Mocked By Fans

Fans have begun to mock Marvel online for failing to address the cataclysmic events from the finale of Eternals. Eternals hit theaters last November, failing with critics, who made it the MCU's first Rotten film on Rotten Tomatoes with a 47%. However, audiences were kinder, still turning out to see the Chloé Zhao-directed superhero ensemble, which earned over $402 million worldwide. Eternals was also bolstered by a stellar cast, with Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, and Brian Tyree Henry.

In Eternals, the team discovers that Earth is threatened by an impending Emergence, which is the destruction of the planet through the birth of a new Celestial from a seed within Earth that has been feeding off the population. The film's end sees the new Celestial, Tiamut, begin to break out of the Earth with a hand and part of its head exposed in the ocean. Luckily, the Eternals are able to stop Timaut, freezing the Celestial in place, either killing it or leaving it dormant. However, that is where the Celestial is left, still partially exposed, essentially redefining Earth's geography via a world-altering event.

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MCU fans have taken to Twitter recently to call out Marvel's failure to acknowledge the Emergence from Eternals in the projects that have since followed. User @mcwm posted a picture of Tiamut's partially exposed form from the film's finale, saying, "there have now been three Marvel movies that have taken place since Eternals, and somehow no one has once mentioned how the Earth now has this dude sticking out of it." While some users agreed, many humorously tried to rationalize it, like Jeff D. Lowe, who states, "Honestly, if half of the world just disappeared and then reappeared five years later, I wouldn’t be that taken aback by anything in life going forward." Others pointed out that Marvel only seems concerned with the blip that wiped out half of all living things in Avengers: Infinity War, with Jake Cole saying, "these movies only acknowledge the five year period in which literally half of all life ended and then just got magicked back as like a fun little gag and not a soul-rending collective horror." Check out some of the tweets mocking Marvel's failure to acknowledge the Eternals ending below:

there's a perfectly logical explanation, you see pic.twitter.com/Rd40qvizFt

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 25, 2022

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Honestly, if half of the world just disappeared and then reappeared five years later, I wouldn’t be that taken aback by anything in life going forward. https://t.co/Nx4l1StRGK

— Jeff D. Lowe (@JeffDLowe) July 26, 2022

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lol these movies only acknowledge the five year period in which literally half of all life ended and then just got magicked back as like a fun little gag and not a soul-rending collective horror. Fucking Th4r had a Thanos themed ice cream shop? https://t.co/aRf0Dkwb5H

— Jake Cole (@ThatJakePC) July 26, 2022

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clearly going to be addressed in Phase 7: The Giant Dude Sticking Out of the Earth Saga

— Tim Baysinger (@tim_bays) July 25, 2022

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At the very least it would become an Instagram selfie trap

— Nick Turner (@NewsyNick) July 25, 2022

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They’ll probably address that when they address that time Moon Knight turned the entire night sky into a rave light show that hospitalized a million epileptic people pic.twitter.com/hdTgTOUs2a

— Miguel Legoas (@miguelegoas) July 27, 2022

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what a great commentary on society. Y’all know damn well this would be trending for a week, we’d all be doing the Tiamut Challenge, then some influencer will drink battery acid and then that’d be the new thing https://t.co/LDXLBPrQ60

— James III (@James3rdComedy) July 26, 2022

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Honestly, having lived through 2020 and beyond, everyone just agreeing to not address the dead space giant that started forming out of the ocean cause they’re too burned out from every other catastrophe is the most realistic thing happening in this MCU Phase. https://t.co/0eEqpvyzNB

— Riley Silverman PRE-ORDER TREASURES FROM BATUU (@rileyjsilverman) July 26, 2022

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Since Eternals debuted last November, Marvel has released three films: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder. The MCU has also grown substantially on Disney+, with several new shows debuting since Eternals hit theaters, including Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel. However, none of those movies or shows have acknowledged the events of Eternals. While it seems like a staggering oversight given the massive threat and remaining evidence, Marvel may be looking to distance itself from Eternals after its poor critical reception.

Marvel likely isn't done with the Eternals quite yet, having left the fates of certain characters a lingering question mark. Still, it may be some time before audiences see them again, given that the MCU is planned out into 2025 with no mention of the group. However, with such a vast world that features so many characters, viewers can at least hope that the MCU will acknowledge the Emergence from Eternals in the future.

2022-07-27T20:01:28.000Z

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