Leaked images of the action figure of Salma Hayek's character as AJAK in Eternals
Leaked images of a Hasbro Eternals action figure from its Marvel Legends series have revealed the full suit of Salma Hayek's character, Ajak. The next superhero is part of the fourth planned phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There are many new faces to the project, including director Chloé Zhou (The Rider), screenwriters Kaz and Ryan Firpo, and an extensive and star-studded cast that includes Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Bryan Tyree Henry, Gemma Chan, Lauren. Ridloff, Kit Harrington, and of course Salma Hayek. The film was scheduled to premiere on November 6, 2020, but due to the interruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, Eternals has been delayed to February 12, 2021, and Black Widow was the one that occupied its space in the calendar. for its premiere.
Eternals tells the story of the eponymous team of immortal beings who have lived on Earth in secret long before humanity. Each member of his race naturally possesses superhuman abilities, although each member of the team has their own unique abilities, such as Makkari's (Ridloff) superspeed and Phastos (Tyree Henry) hyper-intelligent engineering abilities. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, the plot is believed to center on the Eternals defending the planet from the Deviants, ancient enemies of humanity.
A Twitter user Eternals posted images of the blister pack of an Ajak action figure from Marvel Legends, revealing the final look of Hayek's character. The account identified the blister as real by comparing the markings, address, and phone number on the blister with those of known official Marvel merchandise. The seller of the item allegedly received the figure from a friend affiliated with Marvel. The pack also includes a character description as “The Spiritual Leader of the Eternals. Ajak can heal others and is able to communicate with the Celestials. “
The suit itself appears to be a long blue colored dress with shape-fitting gold inserts that run across the chest and sides, as well as the arms. Hayek's character also sports a large, intricate, fin-like helmet. It's reminiscent of other alien clothing, but very different from most of the superhero costumes we've seen in the MCU. Fans have previously seen the Eternals concept art at last year's D23. Since the leader of the Eternals has been gender-swapped for this movie, Hayek's costume is noticeably different from Ajak's comic book appearance. While fans are always excited to see the accuracy of the MCU suits to the source material, the original Ajak comic suit probably wouldn't.
Eternals will follow in the footsteps of the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, introducing a new cast of characters for the fourth phase of the MCU. The team of immortals is already differentiating themselves, especially through their leader. The blister pack says that Ajak is a spiritual leader and according to the comics, she is also a brilliant archaeologist. Compared to sassy industrialist Tony Stark and goofy Peter Quill, wise Ajak is a definite change of pace. As the number of heroes that populate the MCU grows to celestial proportions, it continues to demonstrate the important lesson that heroes come in all shapes and sizes, with all manner of unique and worthy strengths.
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