Salma Hayek posted her reaction to her co-star Kumail Nanjiani’s incredible transformation ahead of filming The Eternals.
After Kumail Nanjiani revealed his new physique online, his co-star in The Eternals Salma Hayek reacted to actor’s impressive new look. Salma Hayek is playing a female version of Ajak in The Eternals, a cosmic powered being with teleportation and flight abilities as well as being able to communicate with the Celestials themselves. She stars alongside Kumail Nanjiani’s Kingo, a master swordsman. But even Salma Hayek was impressed with Kumail Nanjiani’s new physique.
The Eternals star Salma Hayek posted her reaction on her Instagram page, explaining that she couldn’t believe Kumail Nanjiani’s muscles are real. It’s not clear whether the photo was taken while shooting The Eternals since neither of them look to be in costume and their surroundings don’t seem to reveal anything about the film. Take a look at The Eternals star Salma Hayek reacting to Kumail Nanjiani’s new physique below.
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Plot details for The Eternals remain under wraps, however, the story reportedly features a love story between Sersi and the Black Knight. Created by Jack Kirby in 1976, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity created by the Celestials over a million years ago. The beings who possess superpowers and longer lifespans were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of fellow divergent races such as the Deviants (hideous monsters of human origin who are ancestors to the Atlanteans), and Latents (the predecessors to the Mutants and Mutates that make up many of Marvel’s superheroes).
The cast of The Eternals includes Gemma Chan as Sersi, Kit Harington as the Black Knight, Richard Madden as Ikaris, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, Angelina Jolie as Thena, and Barry Keoghan as Druig. Reportedly, there are some key roles that have yet to be revealed to the public, leaving room for Dan Stevens to possibly have a part. Marvel Studios has tapped Chloe Zhao to direct the project from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
The Eternals is set to be released on November 6, 2020.