Kumail Nanjiani and Salma Hayek were guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night and brought alone the first Eternals clip! You can watch the Eternals clip at the 8-minute mark in the video below (UPDATE: You can now watch the clip by itself below as well).
Opening in theaters on November 5, 2021, Marvel Studios’ Eternals is rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, some language and brief sexuality.
Directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Eternals follows a group of heroes from beyond the stars who had protected the Earth since the dawn of man.
When monstrous creatures called the Deviants, long thought lost to history, mysteriously return, the Eternals are forced to reunite in order to defend humanity once again.
The ensemble cast includes Gemma Chan as humankind-loving Sersi, Richard Madden as the all-powerful Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as cosmic-powered Kingo, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, and Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos.
Also starring are Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, with Kit Harington as Dane Whitman, with Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.
The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Kevin de la Noy serving as executive producers. The story is by Ryan Firpo & Matthew K. Firpo, and the screenplay is by Chloé Zhao and Chloé Zhao & Patrick Burleigh.
Jack Kirby’s original Eternals Marvel comic books, which were first published in 1976, provided the inspiration for the film. His stories presented a unique opportunity to explore uncharted time periods and diverse characters, and to delve into the rich history of the characters.
The Eternals are a race of immortal aliens from the distant planet Olympia who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago to protect humanity from a race of alien predators called the Deviants. The Eternals were alerted to the Deviant threat by the Celestials, a race of cosmic builders who were first glimpsed in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy.
The Eternals on Earth are a diverse and powerful group – a combination of thinkers and fighters, sharing the same cosmic energy, which manifests itself in different powers within each individual. When they work together these powers complement each other.
When they are off-duty, they act like any other dysfunctional family group, supporting one another and squabbling in equal measures.
The story takes place across two time periods. One storyline is set in the past when they operated as a formidable team and a close family unit.
The second storyline is in the present, when the group has fractured and split apart, content to live among humans, hiding in plain sight.
The prevailing threat of the Deviants, which once again threatens the existence of mankind, means the Eternals need to put their differences aside and regroup.