Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani has no idea whether Kingo will appear in the MCU again, although the actor would gladly reprise his role in the future.
Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani is in the dark as to whether Kingo will make an appearance again.
In an interview with Collider, Nanjiani, who brought the superhero/Bollywood icon to life, confessed that while he is excited about the projects Marvel Studios has coming up, he has no clue whether Kingo will be featured on the big screen again. After showering praise on the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, however, the actor went on to say he would love to reprise his role should he have the chance.
“I’m completely in the dark. I have no idea what’s going on,” Nanjiani said. “Truly no idea what’s going on. I genuinely don’t know when or if Kingo is coming back to the MCU. I really have no idea. I’m just really excited about the direction they’re going. The new people they’ve cast are really good. I just saw the new Black Panther movie, and I’ve never seen a blockbuster like that, that’s so complicated and tragic, in so many different ways, but also really fun and funny and thrilling. So, I think they’re really stretching and doing some great stuff right now. I’d love to come back and do stuff, but I genuinely have no idea.”
Kingo has not made an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Eternals premiered in 2021, although there have been a few mentions of him in subsequent productions. In Disney+’s Ms. Marvel, there is a scene featuring Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Kamran (Rish Shah) as they bond over their love of Bollywood music and movies. Kamran refers to “Kingo Sr.” as an actor his mother loves, who is actually Nanjiani’s Kingo pretending to be part of a decades-long acting dynasty to hide his immortality. There was also a Kingo Easter egg spotted in set photos from Loki Season 2, with a poster for a film starring the Eternal appearing in a scene taking place in 1970s London.
Eternals follows the eponymous group of 10 immortal beings who secretly came to Earth thousands of years ago to rid the world of the ruthless monsters known as Deviants. While the superpowered group drifts apart and begins to lead their own lives after they seemingly destroy the last of the Deviants in 1521, everything changes when Sersi (Gemma Chan) encounters a Deviant named Kro while living peacefully in London in the present day.
While the film proved to be a success for Marvel Studios, it’s earned a reputation for being of the MCU’s lowest-rated productions. Many critics found the sweeping story messy and muddled while audiences didn’t appreciate the film’s unique tone. It’s currently unknown whether a direct sequel is planned.
Eternals is available to stream on Disney+.