Marvel's Mighty Hercules rumored to appear in MCU, will 'The Eternals' introduce the famed character?
'The Eternals' is all set to release on February 12 and early rumors of Hercules being part of the film surfaced last year when the hunt for a 'Greek God' character was on
Marvel's only content running live on TV right now might be 'Agents of SHIELD,' but that hasn't stopped the slew of updates about new films and shows pouring in. According to reports, Mighty Hercules is all set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Should this rumor actually be true, then we would be seeing another comic character with a rich history to be brought to life on the big screen. Born to Greek god Zeus and human Alcmena, Hercules was created for one purpose — to be the greatest champion and his existence went well beyond 1,000 years.
Going by comic history, Hercules had some epic scrimmages with Thor before fighting alongside the Avengers. In addition, there have been storylines where he was a member of the Defenders and also helped in the formation of the West Coast-based heroes. Cinemaspot broke the news of the character's rumored appearance in the MCU but has not divulged much. Right now, the popular fan theory is to see if Hercules might make his entry in 'The Eternals'.
It is definitely a possibility that there might be a cameo appearance, however, much of the information about Phase 4 films are kept under wraps. The other possibility of seeing the mighty champion, according to Comicbook, might be in 'Loki' the upcoming Disney+ series starring Tom Hiddleston. With the rumors of two seasons milling around, odds are we might see Hercules probably make an entrance in one of the timelines that Loki is fiddling with.
'The Eternals' is all set to release on February 12 and early rumors of Hercules being part of the film surfaced last year when the hunt for a "Greek God" character was on. Considering Marvel Studios were also looking for their first openly gay character and then fans tied that to Hercules, it still is acceptable as Greek history said he was pansexual and Hylas, his male aide as his lover. However, the Eternals and Hercules have never been in close-connection in comics.
Does that still mean Marvel might deviate from the comics and maybe play around a new storyline? Or will Hercules probably have his own movie/show at some point in the future?