Veteran comic book artist Ramon Villalobos reimagines Salma Hayek’s Ajak in the colorful and elaborate costume of the character from the classic Eternals comics.
A new piece of Eternals Art from a fan-favorite comic book illustrator sees Salma Hayek’s Ajak don the character’s classic costume.
The artwork, created by Ramon Villalobos and posted to his Twitter, sees the Eternals’ leader swap the blue and gold suit from the recent Marvel Cinematic Universe movie for a much more colorful and elaborate ensemble. According to the description, while Villalobos adored Hayek’s casting, he wished “they had just gone with the [Jack Kirby] suit. they always overthink things like that.”
I loved that Salma Hayek was ajak in the Eternals, but I wish they had just gone with the Kirby costume. they always overthink things like that pic.twitter.com/AiG1TJvbdt
— Ramon Villalobos 🦂 (@RamonVillalobos) January 25, 2022
Villalobos is a veteran of the comics industry. He has contributed his artistic talents to several Marvel properties, including the cover art of X-Men Blue #1 (2017) and interior work for comic series like What if …?, Secret Wars and Nightjar.
Created by Kirby and making their comic book debut in July 1976, the Eternals are a race of virtually immortal alien humanoids with superhuman powers to battle monstrous Deviants. In the internal continuity of Marvel stories, they serve as the basis for many mythological figures around the world.
The Eternals made their cinematic premiere in Chloé Zhao’s 2021 MCU film. Alongside Hayek, many other popular and experienced actors featured in Eternals, including Gemma Chan, Richard Madden Kumail Nanjiani, Kit Harington and Angelina Jolie. While hype and expectations for the film were high ahead of its release last November, it underperformed at the box office and holds the dubious honor of being the first MCU entry to be categorized as “Rotten.” by review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes.
While Eternals hasn’t been as well received as other recent projects in the MCU like Spider-Man: No Coming Home and Wanda Vision, characters introduced in the film are expected to make appearances in future titles. Stephane Ceretti, Eternals‘ VFX Supervisor, teased in a recent interview that Harington’s Dane Whitman/Black Knight might make an appearance in the upcoming Blade film, which currently has no release date.
Lia McHugh, who played Sprite in the film, discussed potential developments for her character going forward in the MCU. “As a human being, I honestly think she might go a little crazy,” the actor said of Sprite’s newfound ability to age. “I think she can be a bit of a problem kid, if I’m being honest with you. I bet she’ll grow up and be so excited to do everything. I think about that sometimes, where she would be when we come back in [the potential] Eternals 2.”
Eternals is now available to stream on Disney+.
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