Kumail Nanjiani is about to affix the MCU on this yr’s The Eternals, the place he’ll play Kingo, however the comic/actor will get into character as a really totally different Marvel hero on this new picture shoot: none aside from Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.
The web was blown away when the Silicon Valley star revealed his superhero bod transformation late final yr, and now Males’s Well being Journal has capitalized on his ripped determine to have Nanjiani recreate well-known film scenes as iconic jacked characters. These embrace Bruce Willis’ John McClane (Die Exhausting), Tom Cruise’s Maverick from High Gun, American Psycho‘s Patrick Bateman (as performed by Christian Bale) and sure, Jackman’s Logan.
In fact, Nanjiani is simply one of many many stars in The Eternals’ ensemble forged, which additionally consists of the likes of Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Brian Tyree Henry, Laura Ridloff and Equipment Harington. Like all however Harrington (he’s taking part in Black Knight), Nanjiani is portraying one of many eponymous Eternals, immortal god-like beings who’ve lived on Earth for hundreds of years. We lately discovered that Kingo has one of many coolest secret identities of any superhero ever, too: his day job is being a significant Bollywood star. We’ll even get a fully-fledged musical quantity within the film.
As for Wolverine, it’s true that Marvel is at present on the hunt for somebody to exchange Hugh Jackman as one of many leads of their upcoming X-Males reboot. The concept that Logan may very well be reimagined as an individual of colour is an fascinating one as nicely, not that that is one thing that’s been rumored, thoughts you. Different X-Males, nonetheless, resembling Professor X or Magneto, might find yourself being performed by black actors.
Following Black Widow in Might, The Eternals is the second MCU movie of the yr, arriving in November.