Marvel Studios debuted the exciting teaser trailer of the highly anticipated film directed by Academy Award–winner Chloé Zhao. Although this one will turn back the clock the dawn of civilization it still managed to squeeze in snippets of major Indian references that Desi fans will be eager to watch unfold on the big screen.
The epic story, spanning thousands of years, features a group of immortal beings forced out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s oldest enemy – The Deviants. While the action sequences, epic superhero costumes, plot, even a possible New Avengers foreshadowing have had Marvel fans counting down the days to November 5, it is the Indian references in the trailer that got desi fans on Twitter buzzing.
It is impossible to miss the romantic scenes between Richard Madden‘s all-powerful Ikaris and Gemma Chan’s Sersi. Going by the looks of the teaser, their love story that spans over decades, even had the two tying the knot in the traditional Indian way, with Gemma in a saree and Madden in a sherwani.
That’s not all, Kumail Nanjiani will also be seen channelling his inner Bollywood star as his character Kingo gets groovy to some catchy tunes in a Bollywood-style dance number. In an interview with THR, the actor revealed that the Marvel film has a Bollywood dance sequence with over 50 dancers in it.
See the fan reaction that came in on Twitter:
SERSI AND IKARIS HAVING AN INDIAN WEDDING??? I THINK YES! #ETERNALS https://t.co/Dd28ESSWJA
— (@EternalsIndia) 1621861611000
Great to see INDIAN culture reference in the #Eternals https://t.co/upKqCok44o
— Sagar Gohel (@SGohel25) 1621866462000
OH MY GOD WE’RE GOING TO SEE INDIAN THEMED DANCES AND A WEDDING IN ETERNALS??? IM SO EXCITED https://t.co/hAEdefcSb1
— Pulkit (@MahaIicia) 1621862205000
#EternalsIndian scene in Marvel Studio’s | Eternal | Official Teaser. https://t.co/naW60N5BRi
— Future boy (@Kartike84840162) 1621864740000
MY INDIAN HEART IS HAPPPPYYY#Eternals https://t.co/YVOKwzdMzR
— VC_excited_for_italians (@ritz_006) 1621862303000
THEY HAVE AN INDIAN WEDDING #Eternals #Gemmachan #RichardMadden https://t.co/FQJ1X7n5P5
— Jasleen (@jjasleendhillon) 1621866632000
Indian scenes in Marvel Eternal’s teaser trailer #Marvel#Eternals https://t.co/2jlGbS8ULz
— 【】The 86:Eighty-Six Stan (@XxCarlos7xX) 1621863452000
The cast also features Lauren Ridloff as the super-fast Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as the intelligent inventor Phastos, Salma Hayek as the wise and spiritual leader Ajak, Lia McHugh as the eternally young, old-soul Sprite, Don Lee as the powerful Gilgamesh, Barry Keoghan as aloof loner Druig, and Angelina Jolie as the fierce warrior Thena.