We learned last month that the Celestial Eson would be the villain of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at EPCOT. Although Eson appeared briefly in the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, his look was updated for the ride. Walt Disney Imagineers actually consulted with Marvel’s “Eternals” design team regarding Eson’s look.
The Direct asked Imagineering about Eson’s design during a preview of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. According to the Imagineers, Eson’s appearance update was intended to create a more “cohesive” look for the Celestials in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Eson is tall, but still walks on land. He has six eyes that shine through a square helmet.
In Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Eson is larger than life, towering over the planets, much like Arishem appeared in “Eternals”. It has four eyes instead of six and a sleeker helmet design. It also generally looks more weathered and has its own gravitational pull.
Whether we see more of Eson, Arishem, or other Celestials in the MCU, we can expect them to look more like Eson’s new design than the last.
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