Watch: Eternals Deleted Scene Highlights Thanos' Defeat

By Tom Drew Updated:
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Eternals is fast approaching its Disney+ premiere, finally hitting the streaming platform to allow viewers worldwide to experience the film for the first time or rewatch all of its exciting and heartfelt moments. Fresh off the heels of Thanos' defeat in Avengers: Endgame, the all-star flick sees the superpowered team of immortal beings faced with the threat of the Deviants.

Several new details about the film's production have been revealed, including Eternalssurprising inspiration from Ant-Man and the WaspAlso touched upon was a moment that didn't make it into the theatrical cut, which would have seen the Celestial Arishem creating life on a planet.

Speaking of the cutting room floor, four scenes omitted from the final film have been detailed, which will be packed in alongside Eternals' DVD and Blu-ray releases.

Now, one of those deleted scenes has been released ahead of the Disney+ launch.

Marvel Releases New Deleted Scene from Eternals

Via Thrillist, Marvel Studios released a new deleted scene from Eternals titled "Nostalgia," which focuses on Lia McHugh's Sprite and Lauren Ridloff's Makkari contemplating the worthiness of the human race.

Overlooking the ruins of Babylon, the two discuss the merits of humanity. Sprite notes their destructive nature across history, whereas Makkari highlights how the Avengers sacrificed and persevered to save half the universe and defeat Thanos.

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Interestingly, the moment reveals the sign for 'Thanos,' which highlights the villain's signature chin.

The full clip can be seen below:


The Eternals Look Back on Thanos' Defeat

Eternals is one of the most introspective projects in Marvel Studios' catalog, delving deep into the titular characters' beliefs. Faced with the decision to preserve humanity or let it be destroyed, the film sought to challenge the group by creating an ideological conflict.

Some criticism was levied at the execution of this idea, but this deleted scene highlights the concept at its finest. The in-fighting between the members of the Eternals and seeing the justifications behind their beliefs is what makes Eternals' narrative so compelling, so it is a shame that this moment was omitted from the final cut.

In spite of the potentially Multiverse-breaking stakes ahead, this clip demonstrates the hopeful message that if the Avengers could defeat Thanos and his big ol' chin, they can take on any threat that comes their way.

Eternals launches on Disney+ on January 12, 2022.

- About The Author: Tom Drew
Tom Drew is the Executive Editor at The Direct. Tom writes for The Direct's Marvel, Star Wars, and DC branches while specializing in all things movies, from blockbuster to indie darlings.