This is why Ikaris decides to fly towards the Sun at the end of the movie The Eternals

An_excerpt_from_the_Eternals The Eternals was one of the most anticipated films of the year 2021. And as much to say that at the time of its release in November 2021, people jostled in the rooms movies. While some enjoyed the feature film, others said they were disappointed.

In any case, what you can’t take away from the film is that it gave us an unexpected ending. If you haven’t seen Eternals yet and don’t want to spoiler, go your way. At the end of the feature film, we discover the betrayal of Ikaris (Richard Madden). Suffice to say that no one expected the story to take this turn.

Marvel CreditAnd after being unmasked, Ikaris flies to the Sun to end his life.

The Betrayal of Ikaris

In Eternals, we discover that Ikaris murdered Ajak (Salma Hayek). Her act was motivated by the fact that the latter wanted to challenge Arishem. Ajak was particularly opposed to Emergence. This event would have marked the end of the Earth as we know it.

For Ikaris, it was therefore she must die. When he was unmasked, Ikaris attempted to kill Sersi (Gemma Chen). However, he did not succeed. Regretting his act, he turns to the Sun to commit suicide.

An act motivated by regret

You maybe ask why Ikaris took his own life flying towards the Sun. Well, according to our colleagues from the Screen Rant site, it is because he would have regretted his act. Ikaris would have been sorry for what he did and couldn’t bear to face the other Eternals anymore.

Ikaris has lost everything. The hero therefore thought that the only option left to him was suicide. For some, the death of Ikaris has a rather poetic aspect. It must be said that the character was inspired by Icarus, a character from Greek mythology who died after flying too close to the Sun.

Note that the suicide of Ikaris has sparked many discussions among MCU fans. Some of them thought it didn’t actually kill him. Co-screenwriter Kar Firpo, however, took it upon himself to put an end to this debate. He indeed declared that Ikaris was indeed dead after this act.