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Who Is Eternity In Thor: Love And Thunder? Marvel Character Explained
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This story contains spoilers for "Thor: Love and Thunder."
In “Thor: Love and Thunder,” Chris Hemsworth returns for a ninth time as the Norse God of Thunder to battle Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who wants to destroy all the gods. To accomplish his goal, Gorr must reach Eternity — a place and cosmic entity — that will grant the first person to discover it one wish, which the villain plans to use to eliminate all gods at once.
Soon, Thor becomes the target of the God Butcher, as it’s discovered that Stormbreaker can summon the Bifrost, which is the key to revealing the gates to Eternity. Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, Eternity first appeared in 1965's "Strange Tales" #138 and is the physical incarnation of time that predates the universe’s formation — not the one-time wishing well it's portrayed as in the movie.
Eternity is an essential Marvel Comics character, as it was involved in the Infinity Stones’ creation during the Big Bang and has assumed the collective consciousness of all living beings in the universe, save for the Living Tribunal. Hopefully, the primordial being is further explored in the MCU, as Eternity often appears in storylines covering Dr. Strange, Mister Fantastic, Thanos, and the soon-to-debut Adam Warlock.