Marvel Star Hospitalized After Serious Facial Assault

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The Eternals (L-R: Thena, Ikaris, Ajak, Sersi, Sprite, Phastos, Druig)

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Actor Barry Keoghan, soon to star in Chloé Zhao’s Eternals (2021) was hospitalized last week after suffering “serious” injuries, a new report claims.

Barry Keoghan as Druig in Eternals
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The Independent broke the news of the assault on 22 August:

Hollywood star Barry Keoghan required hospital treatment after he was the victim of an assault in Galway.

The star of the upcoming Marvel film Eternals was found with serious facial injuries outside the city’s G Hotel in the early hours of last Sunday.

The actor, who is also known for his role in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk (2017) as well as his upcoming turn in the Marvel Universe, was said to have been rushed by ambulance to Galway University Hospital last Sunday (15 August). Keoghan was treated for his injuries, “including cuts to his face”, and was later released. Gardaí — Republic of Ireland’s police force — was alerted to the attack after the actor was seen walking outside of the hotel.

Barry Keoghan with a wolf
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The report goes on to add the context of Keoghan’s visit to Galway:

“He was spotted around town a bit. He said he was down to see a few people he had become friends with when he was abroad,” revealed one local.

“It was known he was staying up in the G Hotel, which is one of the poshest hotels in the city. But no one heard anything about any assault or anything and it was obviously kept very quiet.

L-R Lauren Ridloff, Barry Keoghan, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Angelina Jolie, Ma Dong-seok
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The police released a statement regarding the incident:

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí did attend an incident at a hotel in the Wellpark area of Galway City on Sunday August 15, 2021 after 3.30am.

“An ambulance was also called and a man in his 20s was treated for non life-threatening injuries. Enquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made.”

It is said that Keoghan, who was born in Dublin, has not pursued a complaint in relation to the attack. Neither the actor nor his agent has released a statement thus far.

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More on Eternals

Keoghan will next appear in Marvel’s Eternals in November. The long-awaited movie will join Black Widow (2021), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), and eventually Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), as this year’s feature film entries into Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Eternals
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Marvel Studios’ Eternals sees Keoghan star as Druig alongside an A-list slate of performers including Salma Hayek (Ajak), Angelina Jolie (Thena), Richard Madden (Ikaris), Gemma Chan (Sersi), Kumail Nanjiani (Kingo), Brian Tyree Henry (Phastos), Lauren Ridloff (Makkari), Lia McHugh (Sprite), Ma Dong-seok (Gilgamesh), and Kit Harington (Dane Whitman AKA Black Knight). The official synopsis is as follows:

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Marvel Studios’ Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

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