Who Is The Voice Of Deviant Leader Kro In Eternals?

"Eternals," the latest Marvel extravaganza, is now in theaters. Oscar-winner Chloe Zhao helms the film, which has become one of the most critically-divisive MCU movies so far. Ho-hum reviews or not, this is a Marvel movie, which means it's going to have a big opening weekend. That also means that audiences might come away with some questions. Questions like, "Hey, where have I heard the voice of Kro before?" Kro is the leader of the Deviants, the monstrous sworn enemies of the Eternals, and at first, the film sets him up to seem like the ultimate big bad. In the end, though, the character ultimately has a small part to play in the film's sprawling plot. Still, if you were wondering who the heck provided the character's voice, and you didn't bother to read the movie's end credits as you waited for the post-credit scenes, I am here to help. So, who is voicing Kro?

It's Bill Skarsgård!

Yep, that's right: Bill Skarsgård is the voice of Kro. In the film, Kro gains sentience after killing one of the Eternals, and starts actively hunting the heroes for revenge. And then ... he just sort of takes a backseat to the rest of the story. In fact, Skarsgård doesn't even have many lines, which begs the question: why cast him for this part? Then again, Marvel also cast the great Carrie Coon in a throwaway voice role in "Avengers: Infinity War," so I guess this is just a thing they do. 

Anyway, in the comics, Kro looks like this: 

And as you can see from the image at the top of this post, that's not what Kro looks like in the film. Which is a huge bummer, because it would've been much cooler if the movie character wore a stylish cape and cool sunglasses. Oh well! Here's some info about the comics version of Kro

Kro is a warlord, dictatorm and general to the Deviants; Deviants being an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created human life on Earth instigated by the Celestials. They were created to wage war against their counterparts, the Eternals. He is more than 100,000 years old and secretly an immortal-shapeshifter closer to the Eternals then his own kind, forcing him to hide his powers from his people. Over the centuries he has been mistaken to be the Olympian Pluto, the Devil, and many other mythological figures. He is the secret lover of Thena and because of this the sometimes became a reluctant ally of the Eternals.

Sadly, they nixed most of this stuff for the movie. Oh well! At least there are now two Skarsgårds in the MCU, so there's that.