Marvel's Eternals: First Clip Shows Richard Madden & Kumail Nanjiani Fighting Villains

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Eternals, Ikaris, Kingo

While Marvel Studios remains on hiatus from its jam-packed release schedule, the next three weeks will be pushing the promotional tour for the MCU’s next theatrical release, Eternals. Featuring a cast of Hollywood’s top names, including Academy Award-winning director Chloé Zhao at the helm, the ever-expanding franchise is already building sky-high hopes for its next full-length feature film.

Now that Eternals’ worldwide debut is coming over the horizon, fans are anxiously awaiting a major promotional push from Marvel Studios, which should include bits of new footage and teases for the story.

The movie’s two full trailers worked in harmony to give a hint of the grand scale that will come on the screen along with hints of just how intense the Eternals’ mission will be. After these longer collections of footage and numerous TV spots have incrementally revealed new material, now is about the time when Marvel starts bringing full clips from the movies for fans to enjoy.

As it turns out, that new promotional round is now in full swing thanks to the first clip from Eternals debuting to the public.

Marvel Releases First Full Eternals Clip

Kingo Eternals Deviant
Marvel Studios

During their interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eternals stars Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjiani helped unveil the first full clip from the upcoming Marvel Studios movie.

The official clip can be seen below, highlighting Richard Madden's Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani's Kingo, and Lauren Ridloff's Makkari fighting the monstrous Deviants while saving villagers during ancient times:



Kingo, Makkari, Ikaris & More vs. Deviants

While this clip may not feature any audible dialogue from the heroes, MCU fans get a taste of how epic the action in Eternals will be. The footage also ties in numerous shorter clips from the previously released trailers with shots of Richard Madden's Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani's Kingo and more using their powers to fight off massive Deviants rising from the ocean.

Lauren Ridloff's Makkari is also featured using her superspeed to save onlookers in danger before she communicates with Kingo in sign language, with the two giving each other props during the fight. This clip makes it clear that the movie will put its best foot forward regarding true representation in the MCU, with Ridloff playing the franchise's first deaf hero.

Another aspect of filmmaking that stood out in this clip was Marvel's highly-praised use of special effects, which made both the Eternals' powers and the Deviants look truly impeccable in action. Boasting a reported 156-minute runtime, this footage will only be the start in regards to that endeavor as the immortal beings are thrust into the spotlight.

Although this clip didn't reveal too much in terms of plot or character development, it set the stage perfectly for the excitement and thrills the MCU fandom will experience in the imminent future.

Eternals will debut in theaters worldwide on November 5, 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.