Marvel’s ‘Eternals’: Kumail Nanjiani’s Character Is Devastated to Learn the Deviants Are Back in New Clip

The latest installment into Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just around the corner. And a few days ahead of the Eternals theatrical release, Marvel gave fans a sneak peek at the film. In the new Eternals clip, Kingo, played by Kumail Nanjiani, learns of the Deviants’ return on the set of a Bollywood movie.

Marvel's 'Eternals' stars Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani stand side-by-side onstage. Madden wears a dark green leather jacket over a white shirt and black pants. Nanjiani wears a short-sleeved button-up red shirt and pink pants.
Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani | Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

Marvel releases new clip of ‘Eternals’

During Good Morning America on the morning of Nov. 1, four days before the premiere of Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani visited the show to discuss the upcoming film. A sneak peek of the movie was previewed during the show, which heavily featured Nanjiani’s character, Kingo.

In the exclusive new clip, Kingo is on the set of his latest Bollywood movie, “The Legend of Ikaris.” As many know, Ikaris, played by Richard Madden, is one of the Eternals. Ikaris, along with Sersi and Sprite, played by Gemma Chan and Lia McHugh, respectively, visit Kingo on the set. Kingo seems happy to see his old friends until Ikaris informs him that the Deviants have returned. That’s when his expression changes completely.

We have a feeling that this wasn’t the news that Kingo hoped for when his “friends from college” visited him on his Bollywood film set. You can watch Kumail Nanjiani in the Eternals clip below.

Kumail Nanjiani plays Kingo in ‘Eternals’

In Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani plays Kingo, an Eternal with the power to project cosmic energy projectiles from his hands. To blend in on Earth, Kingo becomes a Bollywood film star, seen in the above clip.

Per, Kingo might have a connection to the Avengers. Nanjiani said, “[Director] Chloé [Zhao] had it all mapped out, and she had a very specific sense of… Because the thing is, Eternals have sort of been in hiding, right? So they haven’t been going around talking to Iron Man and Captain America and all those people. They’ve been pretending to be normal human beings. But it makes sense that my character would have met another character who’s not from Earth either.”

He continued, “I’m trying to be vague. I don’t know what I’m allowed to say or not. So I think that was all part of the stuff, so that even though Eternals really is a standalone movie, you want to feel the presence and the reality of the rest of the MCU around it. And Chloé is such a nerd with an encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel and the MCU. So she was really excited about dropping these references in.”

‘Eternals’ comes to theaters on Nov. 5

The synopsis for Marvel’s latest film reads, “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.”

Eternals stars Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Lauren Ridloff, Brian Tyree Henry, Barry Keoghan, Don Lee, Salma Hayek, and Angelina Jolie as the Eternals.

Eternals premieres on Nov. 5 exclusively in theaters.

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