https://t.co/mf0UGHNqAO, So, actors who are non-white should just stick to playing geeks, doctors, or the side-kick? It would have been impossible without these resources and time.”. © 1998-2019 Zee Media Corporation Ltd (An Essel Group Company), All “I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. 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'm not a fan of people messing with one of my favorite unapologetic nerds. Facebook Twitter Flipboard uproxx.it. 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 … REVEALED: Texas man, 34, who posted a selfie inside the US Capitol during MAGA riot tweeted a threat to... 'We need help!' Nanjiani has since been quarantining throughout the pandemic with his wife, who is high risk. Especially since all the Chris’ have done the same super-soldier program and never got any flack for it. Marvel’s Eternals Bollywood Rumors Confirmed By Kumail Nanjiani. Now the 41-year-old is revealing just how he got his body in shape for Marvel … Share Share Tweet Email Comment. At the time, his fans were shocked by his newly chiseled features. 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. In a new profile from Men's Health, Nanjiani revealed he … Published: 03:04 EST, 4 January 2021 | Updated: 15:43 EST, 4 January 2021. 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. '"Yes I am comedian and co-star of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley Kumail Nanjiani, how could you tell?"' 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. 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? 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.'. '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. 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. Kumail Nanjiani posted a photo of himself seemingly about to cut into a slice of cake to celebrate 2021. 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 views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Photograph:( In late August of the same year Baker left the show and Nanjiani began hosting with his wife, Emily V. Gordon. Kumail Nanjiani will portray Kingo in the upcoming film Eternals. He also voiced Pawny in Men in Black: International. Kumail Nanjiani be playing the immortal alien Kingo in The Eternals, which also stars Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Brian Tyree Henry. 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. 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. Israeli healthcare group says coronavirus infections... COVID-19 positivity rate tops 10 percent in nearly a THIRD of all NYC zip codes as Gov. Nanjiani joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe in November's Eternals, where he will play the "cosmic powered" Kingo. 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. 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. The larger question regarding #KumailNanjiani is whether Disney is condoning / encouraging/ requiring / paying for its Marvel stars to take steroids. Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani is the talk of the 'Twitter-verse' for maintaining his muscular physique during the pandemic. 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Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani had recently stunned everyone with his physical transformation. Looks like, he stayed on the course even after the filming of the movie. Journos — Instead of another Marvel diversity story, why not look into that? 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. 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. 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He is all set to make his debut in Marvel's upcoming epic saga The Eternals. Looks like, he stayed on the course even after the filming of the movie. Squad members Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush urge Biden to commute the sentence of EVERY death row inmate as... Back in the swing! 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. In the post, Nanjiani explains that he would never have been able to transform himself without the resources of Marvel and their team. Grotesque; unnatural. Before Kumail Nanjiani became a household name with Silicon Valley, he almost joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will star alongside Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden and Salma Hayek. “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. Kumail Nanjiani turned heads in late 2019 after revealing his muscular physique in preparation for his role as Kingo in Marvel's "Eternals." rights reserved. 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. In a recent post, Nanjiani still looked ripped and looks like not everybody was a fan of his muscular transformation. One of the stars of Marvel's Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani, nearly appeared on Agents of SHIELD. He played a delivery man in the 2013 film, The Kings of Summer. Kumail Ali Nanjiani portrated Kingo in Eternals.1 He was interviewed for the documentary Celebrating Marvel's Stan Lee. I only eat Pandan tres leches cakes from here on out,' he joked before wish his fans a 'safe NYE.'. 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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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. Mixed response: Kumail Nanjiani became a topic of discussion on Twitter in recent days after fans and detractors debated his extreme fitness transformation to play a role in Marvel's The Eternals. 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. an average picture of himself eating dinner and that's our window I guess,' they complained. “Chris Pratt can bulk up for a Marvel movie and everyone is cool with it. ', Another person wrote: 'Kumail Nanjiani is trending because people are mad he's... exercising?