The Eternals already seems to be worlds away from anything Marvel has done before, with the promise of demigods fighting centuries-old conflict, and one of its stars has teased that the film is likely to the “most epic” that the MCU has ever seen.
Kumail Nanjiani, who plays the role of Kingo in the film, teased the scope of the story in a recent interview, as well as hinting at the sci-fi direction of the upcoming Phase 4 film.
“It’s really, really an epic. And it’s really such a science-fiction story,” Nanjiani told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a superhero story, but in some ways, it’s the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies and it’s the most epic of all the Marvel movies. And the story spans thousands of years. So it’s really not like any of the other Marvel movies.”
He also gave a sense of how it feels to be a part of one of Marvel’s most diverse casts to date, “I was on set shooting, and the director showed me just a still of all of us together in the scene… We all look so different. It’s me and [Ma Dong-seok] and Salma Hayek and Angelina Jolie and Gemma Chan and Lauren Ridloff. You don’t ever get to see people like this together in the same room, let alone in awesome superhero costumes.”
The synopsis for The Eternals certainly seems to suggest that this story will be entirely different than anything we’ve seen in previous MCU films. It reads:
“Marvel Studios’ The 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.”
The Eternals is currently set for release on November 6th, 2020.