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Captain America Is The Reason Eternals Haven’t Intervened In MCU Events

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Marvel’s Eternals trailer left a lot of Marvel Cinematic Universe with one big, glaring, question: where were the Eternals when the Avengers had to battle Thanos? The Eternals trailer has a lot of hints about that answer, and those clues have led us to theory: Steve Rogers/Captain America is the reason why the Eternals have been absent in the MCU through Phases 1-3 – including the Battle of New York and Thanos’ Snap with the Infinity Gauntlet. The theory is a bit more involved than that (as you can see below), but there are already too many connections between Captain America and the Eternals to ignore.

Eternals’ Captain AmericaEaster Eggs

One of the major Easter eggs in the Eternals trailer is the appearance of multiple shields that look to be very much in the same style as Captain America’s shield. One appears in a scene of Angelina Jolie’s Thena doing battle, other shields can be seen in the background of Kingo’s (Kumail Nanjiani) Bollywood dance number. A much more obvious connection is made when the Eternals actually name-drop “Captain Rogers” being “gone” in a scene included at the end of the trailer.

Who Created The First Superhero?

Marvel's Eternals Phastos Brian Tyree Henry
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The Captain America references in the Eternals trailer have led to a popular fan theory: the Eternals had a hand in creating the world’s first Super-Soldier and thereby kicked off a new Age of Heroes in the Marvel Universe.

A major part of Eternals story will clearly show how the immortal race helped humanity grow and achieve wonders – be the spiritual, medical, or technological. Fans have already started to surmise that things like Wakanda’s Vibranium were able to mined and developed with guidance from the Eternals – and it’s not hard to imagine that Brian Tyree Henry’s character Phastos had a hand in that.

Phastos’character description reveals the cosmic inventor has secretly helped humanity progress technologically, and he would be the one MCU character best suited to know how to utilize the alien metal that is Vibranium. With the Eternals clearly being familiar with shields as weapons, it’s not hard to imagine some of Phastos’ designs eventually landing in the hands and/or inspiring someone like Howard Stark.

The same kind of theory can be applied to Abraham Erskine Super Soldier Serum. When you begin to look at the Eternals race and become aware of their role in Earth’s history, it seems like a clear line of connection between their enhanced powers and the effects of the Super Soldier Serum. Agents of SHIELD revealed that there is indeed a “key ingredient” that makes Erskine’s serum do its wonders – but what that ingredient is, and where it comes from, seems like an answer that could be traced back to The Eternals.

Why The Eternals Have Been Missing

So, let’s assume all these connections between Captain America’s creation, his shield, and the Eternals are true. In that kind of framework, the rise of Captain America would be a clear sign to the Eternals race that humanity was capable of spawning what we now call superheroes – and therefore didn’t need the Eternals to guide and protect them, anymore. So they simply “retired.”

Other clues within the Eternals trailer definitely seem to hint at writer Neil Gaiman’s version of the Eternals lore, in which the immortal beings attempt to live normal mortal lives, with all memory of their true nature and powers wiped away by Sprite. It would make sense if the pivotal event of WWII and Captain America’s role in ending it was the turning point that made the Eternals believe that humanity was ready to take the reins of defending itself.

Marvel Eternals Movie Captain America Connections Theory

It’s an idea that was explored in The Avengers: Thor warns Nick Fury and the Avengers heroes that SHIELD’s work with the Tesseract was a signal that Earth was ready for a higher form of war. And yet, the formation of The Avengers and their stand during the Battle of New York, also proved that Earth’s superpowered beings were ready for that war. Again, Captain America and Hulk (created from a Super Soldier Serum variant) were key in winning that battle. They are ostensibly walking proof that the Eternals’ guidance of humanity indeed led to the right kind of evolution of human potential.

If the rise of the world’s first superhero (Captain America) gave the Eternals reason to retire as Earth’s benevolent gods, it makes even more sense why they would be back now. After Avengers: Endgame both “Captain Rogers and Iron Man” are indeed gone; two figures that arguably represented the pinnacle of The Eternals’ physical and technological gifts to humanity. In short: the Age of Heroes that Cap and Iron Man started is seemingly now at an end. And with that era over, it would make sense that the Eternals would have to ‘come out of retirement to once again offer humanity a guiding hand.

What do you think of our Eternals and Captain America connection theory? Let us know in the comments.

Marvel’s Eternals will be in theaters on November 5th.

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Trump Org Made $1.7 Billion While Trump Was President, Much of It From Taxpayers

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A new book examining the Trump administration’s financial conflicts of interest showcases the alarming amount of money Trump’s companies made while he was in the White House — including hundreds of millions of dollars that his businesses received from taxpayers.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston details the full extent of Trump’s ill-gotten gains from 2017 to 2021 in his new book, The Big Cheat: How Donald Trump Fleeced America and Enriched Himself and His Family. During a Monday interview on CNN, Johnston discussed how the Trump Organization earned at least $1.7 billion during the time that Trump was president.

Johnston arrived at the figure by looking into financial disclosures that Trump was legally required to make while he was in office. Despite the law saying that these disclosures had to be published, Trump had tried to keep the records private.

“Donald, in fact, asked through his lawyers if he could file financial disclosures without signing under penalty of perjury. He was told, no, you have to sign under penalty of perjury,” Johnston said during the interview.

A significant amount of the $1.7 billion that the Trump Organization made in those four years came from American taxpayers.

“Donald did everything he could to make sure the taxpayers were putting money into his businesses. Hundreds of millions of dollars,” he added.

Johnston’s findings confirm a report from earlier this year by the nonprofit government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

In a report published in February, CREW noted that Trump had frequently bragged about donating his presidential income back to the treasury. “Far from being a sacrifice,” CREW’s Jordan Libowitz and Caitlin Moniz wrote, “the donation was merely a fig leaf to cover up four years of brazen corruption.”

CREW estimated that Trump’s companies had made him $1.6 billion during his four years in office, which is only slightly less than the number that Johnston arrived at in his book. Meanwhile, Trump’s donations to the federal government amounted to just 0.1 percent of that figure.

One of the most visible ways that Trump spent taxpayer dollars were his frequent trips to his properties. The former president spent time at Trump Organization locations a total of 547 times while he was in office, requiring the Secret Service to pay for their stays at those locations each time he was there.

Trump’s taxpayer-funded Secret Service protection even extended beyond his presidency. Indeed, he charged more than $50,000 to the agency for their stays at his resorts in 2021 alone.

Trump infamously refused to divest his financial interests when he became president in 2017, a move that was unprecedented in the modern era of the U.S. presidency. Instead, Trump said that he would relinquish control — though not ownership — of his companies to his sons and his chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg.

Of course, Trump leaving his companies in the hands of his sons did nothing to quell concerns that he could use his position as president to inappropriately make large sums of money.

“Stepping back from running his business is meaningless from a conflict of interest perspective,” then-Office of Government Ethics director Walter Schaub said at the time.

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Schools on alert amid fear of new variant of Covid-19 | Patna News

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PATNA: Private schools in the city have become more cautious and strictly implementing the safety protocols after the growing concern over the new Covid-19 variant, ‘Omicron’. Bihar Private Schools and Children Welfare Association (BPSCWA) held a virtual meeting with the school principals on Sunday and asked them to ensure that the students and the staff follow the Covid-19 protocol.
Don Bosco Academy’s principal Mary Alphonsa said the school administration has been strictly monitoring the health condition of all students and staff. “No one is allowed inside the school premises without mask. It is more important to ensure that Covid protocol is being followed,” she said.
Seema Singh, principal of St Karen’s High School, said only 12 students are allowed to sit in a class to maintain social distancing. “Thermal screening and sanitization are done regularly. Kids also carry their own hand sanitizers. Right now, we are conducting Term-I board exam with all precautionary measures,” she said.
Prerna Gupta, a resident of Ashiana Nagar and mother of two kids, said, “There is constant fear among parents about the safety of children in times of Covid-19. But I am relieved that the school in which they are enrolled is following safety protocol.”
Another parent, Yash Sinha, whose daughter studies in Class IV, said, “After the second wave of the pandemic, we have become more cautious. It is a big relief that no case of the new variant has been reported in the country so far. I am also in contact with family doctor as the cases of viral fever are rising,” he said.
BPSCWA president Shamael Ahmed said on Tuesday, “I have asked the schools to encourage the parents to take the vaccine and even keep a tab on medical conditions of their wards. The visitors should also be screened in the schools as a safety measure.”

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Squid Game Star Park Hae-soo Joins Adaptation Cast of Another Popular Netflix Show

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Squid Game star Park Hae-soo has joined the cast of a Korean adaptation for another huge Netflix series! Squid Game has been dominating Netflix ever since it debuted earlier this Fall, and has become a whole new kind of phenomenon at this point. The series might be slipping from the top of the charts, but it’s clear that the series was such a hit that fans will want to see the stars of it move on to other high profile projects. Park Hae-soo, who played Cho Sang-woo in the series, is actually joining the Korean adaptation of Money Heist. 

Netflix has announced that Hae-soo will be playing Berlin (which is a nickname for Andres de Fonollosa, the second-in-command and older brother to The Professor, played by Pedro Alonso in the original) in the Korean adaptation of Money Heist / La Casa de Papel that’s now in the works. It’s yet to be revealed just how much this new version will be taking from the original, but this first cast addition is certainly exciting! You can check out the official announcement and promotional image below: 

Squid Game is now streaming its debut season with Netflix, and series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk has confirmed that a second season is currently being planned. As for the original Money Heist/ La Casa de Papel, the fifth and final season of the series will be dropping with Netflix on December 3rd. Netflix describes the final season as such, “The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. They have managed to rescue Lisbon, but their darkest moment is upon them after losing one of their own. The Professor has been captured by Sierra and, for the first time, doesn’t have an escape plan. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army. The end of the greatest heist in history is approaching, and what began as a robbery will turn into a war.”

What do you think of this crossing of worlds between two of Netflix’s biggest hits? Are you curious to see how a Korean version will be shaking up the original? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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