Eternals was supposed to be released this month, but of course the world fell apart with an unprecedented global pandemic shutting the entertainment industry down, and forcing release dates to be postponed. Even though the film is now set to be released in November of 2021, a whole year away, the tie in marketing for the movie had already been completed. As such, while companies now have to sit on this marketing, many aspects are leaking out online. One such leak is our best look yet at Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo, and it looks fantastic!
Twitter has had a massive outpouring of leaks for the film recently, and this latest one showcases Kingo. It looks to be from a French Sticker Collector Book, and gives an up close look at artwork of Kumail Nanjiani in character. In fact, it is a ‘Spot the Difference’ game, giving two slightly varying looks at the character, and it’s up to you to find the differences.
Now, for fans of the comics, you know that Kingo had a purpler samurai type look to him, including a samurai helmet and swords. The Marvel Cinematic Universe version will of course be more practical and streamlined, but still reflects that classic purple tone for the character. There is also a definite ‘regal’ feel to these outfits, which lends to the status of the Eternals themselves. Being immortals with thousands of years of existence, as well as being modified, enhanced beings, would give them a bit of a, for lack of a better term, ‘superiority’ to others, similar to the Asgardians of the MCU.
All of these leaks are great to see, giving us glimpses at the long awaited characters, and wetting our whistles, but they are a double edge sword. These teases make us want to see the movie even more, and its great getting some information when the film is delayed, but now we have to wait a whole other year to see a movie we were meant to be lining up for today! Even with life getting in the way, we are all waiting to see Eternals come to life in November of 2021!
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