Hercules to Make First MCU Appearance in Upcoming Marvel Film. According to The Cinema Spot, another long standing Marvel hero is on the way! Hercules is rumored to make his first Marvel Cinematic Universe appearance in Marvel Studios’ Eternals.
No, we are not talking about the Disney animated style Hercules we all know and love. This would be the Hercules featured in the Marvel Comics for nearly 60 years!
Hercules first Marvel appearance was in Avengers #10 in 1964. In the Marvel Comics, Hercules is the son of Zeus, king of the gods of Olympus, and Alcmena, a mortal woman who lived about three thousand years ago. Recognizing the need for a son who would be powerful enough to defend both the Olympian gods and humanity from future dangers he foresaw, Zeus seduced Alcmena in the guise of her husband, King Amphitryon of Troezen. Thanks to Zeus’s enchantment, Hercules was born with the potential for extraordinary strength, which he first displayed before he was even one year old by strangling two serpents which attacked him. As an adult, Hercules is best known for his celebrated Twelve Labors, which were performed in part to prove his worthiness for immortality to Zeus.
The character is frequently featured with other Olympian characters, Thor, The Avengers, as well as The Eternals, which means Hercules’ introduction in the new Eternals movie is the most natural choice for his first MCU appearance.
It is currently unknown if Hercules will play a major role in the film or if he will simply be introduced in a post credit scene. It is also rumored that Hercules may make his way to one of the new Marvel Disney+ series such as Loki or She-Hulk depending on the storylines for the shows.
Eternals is set to premiere in theaters on February 12, 2021. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Marvel!
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