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Kumail Nanjiani: Scale of Eternals is unlike anything I’ve ever seen

Kumail Nanjiani shared that he was "awestruck" by the film every day as he shot for it. Eternals releases in February 2021.

Written by Sampada Sharma | New Delhi | September 8, 2020 9:43:33 pm
kumail nanjianiKumail Nanjiani plays a pivotal role in MCU's upcoming film Eternals. (Photo: Kumail Nanjiani/Instagram)

Actor Kumail Nanjiani, who plays a big Bollywood movie star in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Eternals, said the movie is going to be “massive” and promised that it will be “worth the wait.”

During a chat on Twitter, his followers wanted to know when Marvel would be dropping the teaser for Eternals, but Kumail kept the suspense going. As for the latest news about the film, Kumail said, “I know there isn’t much news yet! I’m in the dark too, trust me. I can’t wait for it, whenever it comes.”

Kumail Nanjiani added that he was “awestruck” by the film every day as he shot for it. “But I promise the movie will be worth the wait. It’s the most exciting, fun, epic, thrilling, hilarious & moving project I’ve ever been a part of. And it’s massive. The scale of it is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I would walk on to shoot and be awestruck by the sets every day,” Nanjiani tweeted.

The actor also shared that working with director Chloe Zhao has been “one of the most thrilling and satisfying experiences” of his career. He called her “a visionary and a true filmmaker.”

Kumail Nanjiani had earlier shared photos of his physical transformation for the role in the superhero film.

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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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Chloe Zhao directorial Eternals, also starring Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington among others, is set after the events of Avengers Endgame. The film is now scheduled to release in February 2021.

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