Eternals Image reveals detailed look at Kumail Nanjiani’s costume
A new image from upcoming Marvel movie Eternals releases, showing a good look at the costume of Kumal Nanjiani’s character, Kingo.
A new image of Marvel’s Eternals offers a detailed look at Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo costume. Under the helm of Oscar winner Chloé Zhao, Eternals is the next film in MCU’s Phase 4 slate, which distracts attention from more well-known Marvel superheroes like the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, introducing the eponymous new alien race of overpowered immortal individuals based on the characters by Jack Kirby. In the film, the Eternals will emerge from the shadows after living in secrecy for 7,000 years. And they will only do so to protect Earth from an impending threat, posed by the arrival of their evil counterparts, the Deviants. Eternals was originally scheduled to be presented last year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it has been delayed until November 5, 2021.
While the Eternals aren’t really well known to the general public, Marvel is still betting on the film to create its own lucrative franchise. In fact, interest in the film increased over time, with fans becoming decidedly eager to see the film’s star-studded cast, consisting of Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, and more in action. Recently, it was reported that following the outbreak of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, Marvel was reconsidering its movie release strategy. However, after witnessing Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings’ true box office success, the studio announced that it was sticking to the purely theatrical to Eternals. Now, with just over a month until the film’s release, the marketing campaign has taken off.
Recently, Empire Magazine shared a new image from Eternals, offering a full preview of the costume Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo will wear. The costume vaguely resembles the character’s outfit from the comics, though the colors have been toned down to match the film’s unique and delightful visuals. The background behind Nanjiani’s Kingo in the image looks a bit chaotic, allowing the character to fully manifest his glory in his purple and gold costume. Take a look at the image below:
Zhao changed Kingo’s origins to Eternals. In the comics, Kingo is actually a Japanese samurai who, by the time the Deviants arrived on Earth, enjoyed fame as a popular Japanese movie star. Nanjiani’s version of the character, on the other hand, is a prominent actor in Bollywood, who gives up his fame and luxury to reunite with his fellow superheroes to defeat the Deviants. Nanjiani had undergone a dramatic transformation to prepare her character in Eternals. The actor is said to have worked with trainers and nutritionists for a full year to embody his role as a larger-than-life superhero.
So far, a handful of promotional material from Eternals highlighted Nanjiani’s role as Kingo in the film. Recently, the movie trailer showed off the jarring powers of the character’s cosmic energy beam, while a few other photos showed him in casual outfits and performing Bollywood acts in on-screen movies. The new image, however, provides the most in-depth look at the character’s superhero side, showing him in full size. Nanjiani prepared hard for her Eternals role, drawing inspiration from Die hardis John McClane, the Errol Flynn movies and the original Zorro movie theater. With his role, he intends to shatter stereotypes reserved for South Asian and Middle Eastern characters, as well as make a name for himself in a relatively unfamiliar genre. Hopefully under Zhao’s leadership, Nanjiani will be able to achieve his goals and establish himself as a staple in the MCU.
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Source: Empire Magazine
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