Kumail Nanjiani Addresses ‘The Eternals’ Casting Rumors

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During an interview with Variety, Stuber star Kumail Nanjiani commented on the reports regarding his possible role in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.

While Marvel Studios’ has yet to officially announce their Phase 4 feature film projects, the company’s upcoming slate is said to include a movie centered on The Eternals. Based on the celestial superpowered beings created by Jack Kirby, The Eternals reportedly features an ensemble cast that includes Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani.

However, Kumail Nanjiani’s casting in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals has not been confirmed as of yet. When asked if he was going to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kumail Nanjiani simply stated he would love to be part of a superhero film:

“I cannot comment on that. It would be so great to be part of a superhero film. I would love it so much.”

In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.

Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.

The Eternals will be directed by Chloe Zhao from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The reported cast includes Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ma Dong-Seok.

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Source: Variety

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