Marvel Studios has revealed a deleted scene from Eternals which gives the fans a glimpse of the relationship between Sprite (Lia McHugh) and Dane Whitman (Kit Harrington), Sersi's (Gemma Chan) seemingly normal boyfriend.
Sprite’s power to create illusions, which she often uses to hide the fact that she's forever trapped in the body of a child, despite being centuries old like her Eternal peers.
Titled as ‘Small Talk’ the recently released clip starts with Sprite rhetorically asking, "Why can't they ever get Thena's likeness right?" When Whitman tries to correct her and tell her it's Athena, not Thena, she appears to be looking down on him, as if he is the stupidest man alive.
Sprite goes on to explain the entire structure of how humanity functions, why people are at the top of the food chain, and the concepts humans believe in like, gods, nations, and money were all illusions that she created.
Once she's shared more than anyone else could get away with, Sprite pivots and corners Whitman about his intentions with Sersi.
Well, from the looks of it, the multi-layered scene wasn’t completely necessary for the film and it does add some depth to what we know about Whitman, who doesn't seem to have much of an appearance during the main narrative arc of Eternals.
At the end of the film, it's revealed that he knows more than he lets on about the world of superheroes and their history on Earth. However, we don't get a lot of time to understand what he actually knows.
In a usual overview, the deleted scene appears to be a stubborn child arguing with her aunt's new boyfriend about who knows her better. Sprite absolutely knows Sersi better because they've been together for thousands of years, but she is also filled with so much resentment for her appearance that it makes her spiteful.
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