Actors essaying the roles of Marvel’s superheroes truly hold the prestige and rank of a superhero in the eyes of those who adore Marvel. Over the years, actors such as Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo among others have received a lot of love from all over the world.
With the culmination of the Avengers saga, Marvel has many new films pertaining to Superhero fiction lined up to bear its torch and carry on its legacy. Among them, Marvel has also announced the making of The Eternals!
Based on Marvel comics, this film has an ensemble cast of Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Salma Hayek, Richard Madden and Pakistan’s very own Kumail Nanjiani among others!
However, this will not be the first Pakistani actor who will be acting in Marvel films. Previously Pakistani and Hollywood actor Faran Tahir essayed the role of the villain namely Raza in Iron Man 1.
Born in Karachi, Kumail Nanjiani grew up in a Muslim family in Pakistan. The Silicon Valley and the Big Sick famed actor and comedian recently shared his insane body transformation for his upcoming superhero flick!
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“I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world. I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time.” Said the actor thanking Marvel Studios.
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Reportedly, Nanjiani will be playing the role of Kingo Sunen in Marvel’s The Eternals. It’s unclear how much of the original Kingo backstory will be preserved in the film. However, it certainly makes sense for Nanjiani to have a great physique as he is becoming a part of Hollywood’s hottest superhero films.