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Kumail Nanjiani Is Looking Jacked For His Role In Marvel's 'The Eternals'

December 16, 2019

Marvel Studios really does turn people into superheroes.

Comedic actor Kumail Nanjiani, who is known for his roles in "Silicon Valley" and "The Big Sick", was cast earlier in the year as Kingo for Marvel Studios upcoming "Eternals" film.  

And in typical Marvel fashion, in order for him to play the role of a superhero, he had to become one. 

Or at least look like one physically.  

This week the actor shared a couple of shirtless selfies to show off all the hard work he's been going through in order to bring his character to life.  

I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. 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. So big thanks to @grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and made me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @davidhigginslondon and his team (@ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and making me strong, limber and injury free. I can almost touch my toes now. (And thank you for forcing me to do cheat meals David.) Matthews Street Catering for their delicious and healthy meals. And finally, the biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again some day. #thirstyshirtless (Photo by @markupson.) (edit: I left off one very important person: @lancecallahan who trained me for 6 years and helped me build the foundation I could use to do this. Thank you!)

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Marvel's "The Eternals" is slated to release sometime in November 2020.  

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