Marvel Boss Kevin Feige Offers First Look At The Eternals In New Footage
It's been a huge weekend for Marvel fans, as studio boss Kevin Feige took to the stage at the 2019 Comic Con Experience in São Paulo. As well as offering some new snaps from upcoming Disney+ shows WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the crowds were also treated to an exclusive viewing of some raw footage from The Eternals.
Feige said: "It fills me with immense gratitude we were able to finish Avengers: Endgame and you all came out and made it a big success. It's exciting because now we get to talk about what's coming next."
Unfortunately, as he explained, those of us who weren't in attendance probably won't actually get to see the Eternals clip, as it was 'just pulled out of the camera' and hadn't gone through a final edit.
But thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, we now know what the scenes involved.
The footage introduced the titular alien team, including Richard Madden as leader Ikaris, Salma Hayek as a gender-swapped Ajak, Angelina Jolie as warrior Thena and Kumail Nanjiani portraying Samurai-trained Kingo.
Hayek's Ajak says 'this world has changed us' to the Eternals, adding: "We must protect it."
The clip also offered a glimpse at an army of monsters, teasing the big bads the team are going to have to fight if they're to save the planet.
Elsewhere in the raw footage, Comic Con attendees saw Ajak on horseback, Thena fighting and Kingo dancing. We also saw Barry Keoghan's superhuman Druig introduced to the full team.
As reported by Deadline, the footage was 'different from any other MCU movie we have seen before,' and Feige himself promised it will 'redefine and change' the cinematic universe in a way that fans are going to love.
It certainly generates a level of excitement and perhaps even relief that Phase 4 is going to continue the legacy the studio has built up until this point.
Also on board for the new film are Brian Tyree Henry as the powerful Phastos, Lauren Ridloff as a gender-flipped Makkari and Don Lee as the multi-named Forgotten One (aka Gilgamesh).
Oh, and don't forget Kit Harington as iconic Marvel figure Black Knight.
And if that weren't enough, the studio also premiered a teaser trailer for Black Widow, the next feature film to be released under the Marvel banner.
The trailer sees Scarlett Johansson's Natasha Romanova 'go back to where it all started' and team up with Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova, Rachel Weisz's Melina Vostokoff and David Harbour's Red Guardian.
The Eternals is out on 6 November 2020, while Black Widow is set for release on 1 May 2020. And now we play the waiting game...
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