Harry Styles has reportedly signed a five-movie deal with Marvel Studios worth $100 million to play Eternal character Eros.
The 28-year-old ex-One Director singer has reportedly been in talks with executives to play Thanos’ brother, aka Starfox – the same character the singer teased at the end of ‘The Eternals’ last year.
Sources in Los Angeles told The Sun on Friday night (7/29/22) that the studio was offering Harry an option for “up to five projects”.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed that Harry would be starring in a movie alongside Eternals’ Pip the Troll at last weekend’s ComicCon in San Diego.
He also revealed that plans are already in place for two new phases of comic book world franchises and spin-offs.
A Los Angeles film consultant told The Sun: “Harry had been on Marvel’s radar for 18 months.
“Not only is he the biggest pop star around, but his star is so huge that it transcends film and music.
“Harry has the midas touch and will be a big deal bringing in different demographics and showing off his talent to older comic book fans.
“For Harry and his masters, it was about whether the project and the mood of the film was right.
“After several secret calls and discussions, the agreement was reached.
“And the surprise is that their deals pave the way for Harry to do up to five projects for Marvel, which could see him as Starfox for 15 years.
“Feige and his team are delighted with the development.
“With his two new films coming out this year, Harry is said to become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand men.
“And certainly for Harry the deal is huge. Certainly the money on the table for him to appear in a Starfox solo movie would be astronomical – pun intended. And of course with every movie the salaries go up.
“So should he continue to play the role of five projects, it’s no understatement to say he could be looking at £40m and more in the long term.
“Nowadays the main stars of those movies also get profit share percentages, the way those Marvel movies have performed and the loyal fan base that Harry commands, we’re talking about really big revenue numbers.”
It comes after Harry’s film ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, on the set of which he found love with director Olivia Wilde, 38, will premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.
His romantic drama “My Policeman” will have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival the same month.