Words: Rebecca Frazer
When Harry Styles showed up in an end credit scene in 2021’s Eternals as Eros, the god of love, it unveiled a wonderfully guarded secret that he was joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe as their newest superhero. His addition to the franchise created a flurry of attention online, both good and bad, but one thing is for certain: we can’t wait to see more of the character. Plus, the man does look good in a Lycra suit.
Eros is a perfect fit for Harry. Both lovers, both naturally kind-hearted and helpful. Chloé Zhao, the director of Eternals, said herself in an interview with Deadline that “there’s so much of Eros in him” and that once she’d met him officially, she realised “he is that character”. It seems the brother of Thanos is a match made in heaven for the popstar.
His appointment as the Marvel superhero got us thinking here at That Fangirl Life, however. If the other boys were to be cast in Marvel roles similar to themselves, who would be who? Which superhero would suit Louis’ wit? Or Zayn’s creativity? Well, look no further, for we have done our research and come up with the answers!
Louis Tomlinson – Star-Lord
Star-Lord, otherwise known as Peter Quill, is a notorious space outlaw who then went onto unofficially become the leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy. He’s known for his sarcasm, dry sense of humour, and his unwavering loyalty to the people he loves. For these reasons, it seems obvious that he’s the perfect match for Louis. Much like Peter, Louis was always seen by the other guys as the unofficial leader of the group for his strong leadership skills and fearlessness in communicating the bands needs and wants. On the other hand though, he also knew how to have fun and inspire a bit of mischief in interviews and public appearances. Like Peter, Louis has fun and messes around, but knows where to draw the line and when he needs to be serious. He’s also fiercely protective of those he loves and much like Star-Lord, would go to great lengths for them. In our opinion, that makes him the perfect fit for Star-Lord!
Liam Payne – Captain America
Liam’s strength lies in his stamina and pure raw power. He’s also somewhat of a perfectionist and is highly detail oriented, whilst also keeping a down-to-earth nature. These traits make him an excellent match for Captain America. Noble, dependable and an all-round good guy, this pairing seems like the most obvious out of the bunch. Like Captain America, Liam likes to keep things in order and be the voice of reason and maturity. They’re also both physically fit and big gym goers who enjoy being in the best shape possible. Not to mention they’re both big softies at heart who just want to give and receive love!
Niall Horan – Ant-Man
Niall and Scott Lang aka Ant-Man may not seem like the most obvious pairing at first, but once you break down their similarities, you see that it’s actually a good comparison. Like Niall, Scott is extremely charming, using it to his advantage to get out of sticky situations and get what he wants. He’s also an extremely good talker and like Niall, finds conversation with anyone easy, especially when it’s to make something work in his favour. Both favour tongue in cheek humour and don’t tend to take themselves too seriously, instead preferring to live in the moment and make a joke or two about it in the process. All whilst wearing a smile. They’re also both driven, ambitious and ultimately just want to be a good friend, family member and leave their mark in a positive way on the world.
Zayn Malik – Spiderman
Like Spiderman, Zayn is a little introverted, preferring the quiet to being consistently social. However, just as how Peter Parker gains confidence when he puts the costume on, Zayn’s confidence also shines when he sings—they both use a mask of sorts to transform into a more confident version of themselves. Not to mention that both Zayn and Peter are intuitive and intelligent, extremely caring and led by their morals. There’s nothing they wouldn’t do for those they love and they’re both empathetic people who feel the emotions of others deeply. Soft, caring, eternally optimistic—Zayn and Spiderman are one in the same!
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