In 2021, Harry Styles grabbed the headlines with his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The singer appeared in ‘Eternals’ as Eros, Thanos’ brother, in the film’s post-credits scene.
While his participation was very small, now the ‘Watermelon Sugar’ performer is preparing to return to be part of the superhero franchise, where he will have a promising and, of course, very prosperous future.
According to The Sun newspaper, the British singer and actor would have signed a five-film deal with Marvel Studios worth $100 million to play Eros.
The 28-year-old former One Direction member is said to have been in talks with executives to play Thanos’ brother on “up to five projects.”
The president of the studios, Kevin Feige, confirmed Harry’s union with the Marvel Cinematic Universe at ComicCon in San Diego last weekend and announced that they are preparing two new phases of franchises and spin-offs in the world of comics.
According to a Los Angeles film consultant, “Harry was in Marvel’s sights for the past 18 months. Not only is he the greatest pop artist of the moment, his star is so big that he transcends film and music. It has the touch of midas and will be a great business that will appeal to different demographics and showcase its talent to older comic book fans.”
He also indicated that the interpreter and his advisors were only waiting for the right project to sign with the studios. Now the surprise is that Harry will do up to five projects with Marvel, which could put him in the shoes of Eros for the next 15 years.
With his two new films coming out this year, it’s said that Harry could become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after protagonists.
A source told The Sun that “the money that would be put on the table for Harry to appear in a solo Eros movie would be astronomical, pun intended. And, of course, with each film, the salary would increase.”
Should the singer continue to play the role in five projects, he could pocket about $50 million or more in a long-term career, the newspaper said.
“Nowadays the main stars of these films also get share percentages among their profits, so, because of the way Marvel operates and the loyal fan base that Harry commands, we are talking about very significant revenue figures,” the informant said.
The news comes after Harry’s latest film, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, in whose filming he found love with director Olivia Wilde, 38, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September. His romantic drama ‘My Policeman’ will also arrive at the Toronto Film Festival the same month.