42-year-old Nanjiani, who is best known for his comedy roles in films like The Big Sick , will play Kingo in Marvel’s forthcoming space opera extravaganza that is due for a release in November. In a new profile from Men's Health, Nanjiani revealed he … Kumail Nanjiani, one of the stars of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie “Eternals,” was body-shamed for being too buff for his role. Kumail Nanjiani will portray Kingo in the upcoming film Eternals. Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani had recently stunned everyone with his physical transformation. One user made a connection between the criticism of Nanjiani and jokes made about Chadwick Boseman's thin appearance in the final months of his life, before it was revealed that he had been battling cancer. Instagram The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Kumail Nanjiani Accused Of Using Steroids For Marvel's 'Eternal'; Fans Come To His Rescue Kumail Nanjiani underwent body transformation for Marvel superhero film 'Eternals'. 'When you're having a normal dinner and not on the verge of exploding,' joked one Twitter user while posting the photo of Nanjiani at the table. He wore a T-shirt this time that accentuated his bulging, veiny biceps, and multiple social media users also commented on his newly chiseled jaw. 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Marvel's 'The Eternals' Star Kumail Nanjiani Just Posted the Perfect Thirst Trap. Multiple people wondered if Nanjiani had used anabolic steroids to bulk up for the role, though it would be unethical for a doctor to prescribe steroids merely to put on muscle for a movie role, and illegal to have acquired them without a prescription. I celebrated with a pandan tres leches cake from @marysmakeshop that made me rethink everything. Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani is the talk of the 'Twitter-verse' for maintaining his muscular physique during the pandemic. Kumail Nanjiani Some people used the photo to accuse "The Big Sick" actor of steroid abuse for his upcoming Marvel movie role in this fall's "Eternals," noting his appearance. Hard to look like that: Nanjiani previously shocked his fans with photos of his chiseled look, which he attributed to a year with 'the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world'. pic.twitter.com/NIeUf3DwAb, Hey Twitter friends! Blame it on your ethnicity. I wonder what the difference is? Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani is the talk of the 'Twitter-verse' for maintaining his muscular physique during the pandemic. For a year, Kumail Nanjiani worked with several trainers and nutritionists to prepare for his role in the new Marvel movie, "The Eternals." Nanjiani is set to debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 'The Eternals' and had been following a strict diet and training to … Netizens accused him of steroid abuse and soon, fans came to his defense. A Twitter user created a side-by-side post with the star and Pierce Brosnnan, captioned, "Image 1: Kumail Nanjiani bulked up to play some Marvel … Marvel’s Eternals Bollywood Rumors Confirmed By Kumail Nanjiani. Kumail Nanjiani turned heads in late 2019 after revealing his muscular physique in preparation for his role as Kingo in Marvel's "Eternals." But by January 2, the future superhero star's appearance was being fiercely debated on Twitter, with many users sharing an earlier photo Nanjiani posted to Instagram on December 25. Share Share Tweet Email Comment. 'Kumail used his multimillion dollar net worth to add bones to his skull and we're not supposed to laugh at him doing all this for the third lead in a marvel movie that very well could be the box office bomb that permanently derails the structures of modern cinema,' wrote another user. Shocking moment cop car runs over man and miraculously leaves him with just minor injuries after angry crowd... How E.M. Forster's estate nearly put paid to David Lean's version of A Passage To India, Tour bus headed to Grand Canyon rolls over after speeding, killing one and critically injuring two more. Fans turning against Kumail Nanjiani over his Marvel ‘Eternals’ body He pulled a Chris Pratt, critics noted. Nanjiani most recently shared a photo of himself eating a slice of cake and beaming on New Year's Eve, which seems to have set off the latest wave of controversy. Standing up for him: Some fans of Nanjiani and Marvel defended the comedian-turned-actor and suggested that the criticism about his appearance or Marvel's requirement for its lead actors was racist, like filmmaker and Bill & Ted actor Alex Winter, Nothing to see here: Others defending his extreme transformation as just the result of him 'exercising', Making connections: One person compared Nanjiani's bulking up to Chadwick Boseman's extremely thin appearance as he battled cancer, Filmmaker and Bill & Ted star Alex Winter said the criticism was an example of 'racism, straight up. 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Kumail Nanjiani became a trending topic on Twitter after fans and detractors of the comedian debated whether his physical transformation for Marvel's The Eternals had gone too far. Give him credit or just mind your business. Having a laugh: 'When you're having a normal dinner and not on the verge of exploding,' joked one Twitter user while posting the photo of Nanjiani at the table, What a difference: Another person shared a photo of someone who appeared to have had cosmetic work done to compare them to the comedian's new appearance, Extreme: Another popular user shared a still from 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, comparing Nanjiani's new appearance to the cartoonishly muscular mutated animal henchmen, All for nought? Marvel star Kumail Nanjiani has mocked his own movie's failure in light of the coronavirus. In a recent post, Nanjiani still looked ripped and looks like not everybody was a fan of his muscular transformation. REVEALED: Texas man, 34, who posted a selfie inside the US Capitol during MAGA riot tweeted a threat to... 'We need help!' PETER WALKER: Are slim people ALWAYS fitter than fatties? 'Happy new year! “I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. The actor has been open about the extremes he had to go to to achieve his look for The Eternals, which he said required 'the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world.'. pic.twitter.com/BaWkcVwk4b, Did I miss the mean tweets about any of the 50 Hollywood Chris's getting ripped bc looks a lot like the shit with #KumailNanjiani is uncalled for. Photograph:( Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections have PLUNGED by at least 60% among vaccinated over-60s, COVID-19 positivity rate tops 10 percent in nearly a THIRD of all NYC zip codes as Gov. In addition to guest-starring in various … Others joked that Nanjiani had gone to such extremes for a film that isn't widely anticipated by fans, unlike other Marvel movies. “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,” he said. At the time, his fans were shocked by his newly chiseled features. Looks like, he stayed on the course even after the filming of the movie. After being teased in footage shown at CCXP, Marvel's Eternals star Kumail Nanjiani has confirmed there is a Bollywood sequence in the film. Until other commitments took over, he appeared regularly on Dan Harmon's podcast Harmontown, where he played Dungeons & Dragons with Harmon as a character named Chris de Burgh. Another popular user shared a still from 1991's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, comparing Nanjiani's new appearance to the cartoonishly muscular mutated animal henchmen. Kumail Nanjiani be playing the immortal alien Kingo in The Eternals, which also stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Brian Tyree Henry. By Gregory Lawrence Dec 16, 2019. He'll be playing the immortal alien Kingo in The Eternals, which also stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Brian Tyree Henry. Although other superhero stars have been made fun of for their bulked-up appearances, others like Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans are known for their action hero roles, where as Nanjiani has primarily played comic roles before that didn't require an extremely muscular physique. an average picture of himself eating dinner and that's our window I guess,' they complained. Major transformation: Nanjiani previously displayed a more average physique for his comic roles on Silicon Valley and in the autobiographical comedy The Big Sick; seen in 2015. ', Another person wrote: 'Kumail Nanjiani is trending because people are mad he's... exercising? Come on guys, it's 2021. Alrighty then.'. '"Yes I am comedian and co-star of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley Kumail Nanjiani, how could you tell?"' Proof the Pfizer Covid vaccine works in the real world? Kumail Nanjiani, one of the stars of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie “Eternals,” was body-shamed for being too buff for his role. they wrote. © 1998-2019 Zee Media Corporation Ltd (An Essel Group Company), All Kumail Nanjiani will star as Kingo in Marvel's upcoming Eternals. In late August of the same year Baker left the show and Nanjiani began hosting with his wife, Emily V. Gordon. rights reserved. Inside Kumail Nanjiani's stunning transformation from Silicon Valley nerd to the first South Asian superhero in a Marvel movie, The Eternals. Journos — Instead of another Marvel diversity story, why not look into that? Kumail Nanjiani has made a dramatic transformation from Silicon Valley nerd to muscular bodybuilder. Before Kumail Nanjiani became a household name with Silicon Valley, he almost joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kumail Nanjiani has been minding his business, openly sharing how he & his wife have been isolating because of her medical condition & that he’s been working out a lot at home to prep for a film...1/ https://t.co/e3Ar2ze77T, Nanjiani made news at the end of 2019 when he debuted his newly ripped body on Instagram. Business owners issue desperate appeal for aid after pandemic and anti-Asian racism has decimated Chinatown in New York, San Francisco and Seattle, Shocking moment cop car runs over man and miraculously leaves him with just minor injuries after angry crowd surrounded the vehicle as police tried to stop a Fast and Furious style burnout, How letters nearly put paid to David Lean's version of A Passage To India amid concerns from the executors of E.M. Forster's literary estate that he was trying to simplify a complex tale. Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it. Published: 03:04 EST, 4 January 2021 | Updated: 15:43 EST, 4 January 2021. How it started: The … pic.twitter.com/U5sdb4XaGp, Image 1: Kumail Nanjiani bulked up to play some Marvel hero. Kumail Nanjiani Joined The Marvel Cinematic Universe And Got Absolutely Ripped. People on Twitter poked fun at his appearance and called him out for apparent steroid use, while, others labeled the hate as racist as many white actors in the past have escaped such scrutiny. He played a delivery man in the 2013 film, The Kings of Summer. He is all set to make his debut in Marvel's upcoming epic saga The Eternals. The social media controversy seems to have been sparked by photos the 42-year-old comedian shared to Instagram on Christmas and again on New Year's Eve. Here’s an ex of what we’re going to try NOT to do in 2021: A post shared by Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn). A-ooga! Nanjiani joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in November's Eternals, where he will play the "cosmic powered" Kingo. “Chris Pratt can bulk up for a Marvel movie and everyone is cool with it. Especially since all the Chris’ have done the same super-soldier program and never got any flack for it. Nanjiani told Men's Health he was inspired by Bruce Willis' John McClane from Die Hard. Nanjiani is set to debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 'The Eternals' and had been following a strict diet and training to achieve the desired look for his character. December 16, 2019. Proof the Pfizer Covid vaccine works in the real world? 'After Chadwick Boseman's death there was a lot of talk about "never make fun of people's bodies, you don't know what anyone's going through" but Kumail Nanjiani posts like. He will star alongside Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek. "Silicon Valley" star Kumail Nanjuiani, 41, got jacked for his role in Marvel's "The Eternals," out November 2020. Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections... COVID-19 positivity rate tops 10 percent in nearly a THIRD of all NYC zip codes as Gov. I'm not a fan of people messing with one of my favorite unapologetic nerds. Some fans of Nanjiani and Marvel defended the comedian-turned-actor and suggested that the criticism about his appearance or Marvel's requirement for its lead actors was racist. Another person shared a photo of someone who appeared to have had cosmetic work done to compare them to the comedian's new appearance. Nanjiani has since been quarantining throughout the pandemic with his wife, who is high risk. I realized men are subject to our impossible body standards too #KumailNanjiani, Body shaming Kumail Nanjiani for...being jacked? To prepare for his debut in the traditionally action-heavy Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nanjiani has been training for a year to transform into a comic-book hero. Is way weird. Now the 41-year-old is revealing just how he got his body in shape for Marvel … What a man should look like. While some poked fun at his appearance and theorized that it was due to steroid use, others labeled the discourse racist and complained that other white actors playing superheroes had avoided scrutiny in the past. Nanjiani is set to debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 'The Eternals' and had been following a strict diet and training to achieve the desired look for his character. In addition to a sweet photo of himself and his wife, writer and producer Emily V. Gordon, Nanjiani shared a photo of himself eating while posing with a gingerbread house. He also voiced Pawny in Men in Black: International. Kumail Nanjiani gets super buff for Marvel movie and the internet is pumped "Marvel actually has Super Soldier Serum," one observer points out. 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Kumail Ali Nanjiani portrated Kingo in Eternals.1 He was interviewed for the documentary Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee. Kumail Nanjiani says The Eternals is 'the most sci-fi of all the Marvel movies' this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Kumail Nanjiani, known mostly for his comedic movie roles, has spent the last year getting into absurdly great shape for Marvel's The Eternals. Kumail is set to play Kingo Sunen in Marvel’s “Eternals” expected to be released in 2021. Kumail Nanjiani, best known for his comedic roles in "The Big Sick" and "Silicon Valley," will star in Marvel's "The Eternals," which will be released in November 2020. Nanjiani is primarily known for his role in the HBO series “Silicon Valley.” https://t.co/mf0UGHNqAO, So, actors who are non-white should just stick to playing geeks, doctors, or the side-kick? I only eat Pandan tres leches cakes from here on out,' he joked before wish his fans a 'safe NYE.'. Check out his transformation Innocuous: The discourse erupted after Nanjiani posted a photo of himself eating cake on New Year's Eve, following a Christmas post, Update: His holiday Instagram post featured a sweet photo of himself and his writer wife Emily V. Gordon, while another snap showed him looking absolutely ripped next to a gingerbread house. Looks like, he stayed on the course even after the filming of the movie. Marvel fans have come out in their droves support Kumail Nanjiani after he was body-shamed by online trolls for getting into shape for his forthcoming role in The Eternals. It would have been impossible without these resources and time.”. Kumail Nanjiani posted a photo of himself seemingly about to cut into a slice of cake to celebrate 2021. Grotesque; unnatural. Image 2: Pierce Brosnan with a sorta-shitty body portraying a man who has allegedly just spent 14 months in a North Korean prison camp in Die Another Day (2002). The larger question regarding #KumailNanjiani is whether Disney is condoning / encouraging/ requiring / paying for its Marvel stars to take steroids. One of the stars of Marvel's Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani, nearly appeared on Agents of SHIELD. New study by Boston researchers says you can blame it on your ethnicity. In 2011, Nanjiani and X-Play staffer Ali Baker began hosting a video game-themed podcast, titled The Indoor Kids. Josh Kurp Twitter Senior Pop Culture Editor. In the post, Nanjiani explains that he would never have been able to transform himself without the resources of Marvel and their team. Squad members Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush urge Biden to commute the sentence of EVERY death row inmate as... Back in the swing! The comments below have been moderated in advance. Kumail Nanjiani became a trending topic on Twitter after fans and detractors of the comedian debated whether his physical transformation for Marvel's The Eternals had gone too far.