The Internet’s Going Crazy Over Kumail Nanjiani’s Transformation

The Internet’s Going Crazy Over Kumail Nanjiani’s Transformation


Say hello to the latest graduate of the Mighty
Marvel fitness program. Kumail Nanjiani recently took to Instagram
to post pics of himself after getting absolutely shredded for his role in Marvel Studios’ upcoming
epic The Eternals, and the entirety of the internet promptly lost its mind. Nanjiani now rivals fellow funnyman Chris
Pratt for the most astonishing metamorphosis to be undergone for a Marvel film. You’ll recall that Pratt, who was best-known
for the role of the rather portly Andy Dwyer on the classic comedy series Parks and Recreation,
posted a similarly startling photo to Instagram shortly before the release of 2014’s Guardians
of the Galaxy. Nanjiani, who is probably most recognized
for his role on HBO’s Silicon Valley, has always been a somewhat skinny, gangly type. Now, he and Pratt have something else in common
besides their roles in Cosmic-based Marvel films and being hilarious: they both look
like they’ve been sculpted from freaking marble. Nanjiani posted a long missive along with
the photos in which, to his credit, he acknowledged that it’s not just anybody who can hit the
gym and pull off such a transformation in such a seemingly short time. Nanjiani’s caption read, in part, “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.” He went on to thank the trainers who, quote,
“made [him] understand true physical pain for months and months,” and deadpanned, “I
think I can almost touch my toes now.” Nanjiani’s wife, writer and producer Emily
V. Gordon, responded to a cheeky “congratulations” comment on Twitter, saying, “My husband works hard for every role he takes,
but he’s worked hard in many new ways for this one. I’m so proud of him. I always have been. Also, we spent the majority of this past weekend
playing Borderlands 3 so don’t think he’s changed too much.” Nanjiani will be taking on one of the more
interesting roles among The Eternals’ enormous ensemble cast: that of Kingo Sunen, who settled
down in Japan centuries ago, isolating himself from his fellow Eternals and learning the
ways of the samurai. He typically wields a nigh-unbreakable sword
that can cut through virtually any material, but this is the only advantage he tends to
deem acceptable. While he possesses the powers inherent to
all Eternals – flight, super strength, energy projection, near-immortality – he normally
refuses to use said powers in combat, preferring to fight in the traditional manner of the
samurai. In the comics, he uses these skills in the
modern age to become a world-famous movie star, usually portraying samurai and martial
artists in Japanese action films. If you ask us, it’s this quirk that makes
Nanjiani perfect for the role; you can just picture him going on about honor and tradition
before donning sunglasses and speeding away in some ridiculously rare sports car, so as
not to be late for the day’s shoot. We have no doubt that Nanjiani will be a standout
among The Eternals’ cast, the largest ensemble Marvel has ever fielded for a non-team-up
movie. Obviously, this flick is shaping up to be
a Marvel adventure quite unlike any we’ve seen before, and it’s sure to impress. “Do you like movies?” “Depends on the movie.” “I’m the exact same way.” Owing to the timeless nature of its heroes,
Marvel boss Kevin Feige has said that it may very well be an epic that spans “tens of thousands
of years.” One thing we can say for sure, however: Kumail
Nanjiani will be looking damn good while cracking wise and slashing foes to ribbons. The Eternals hits the big screen on November
6th, 2020. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Looper videos about your favorite
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100 thoughts on “The Internet’s Going Crazy Over Kumail Nanjiani’s Transformation

  1. I had been noticing this code gay's transformation from season 1 to season 6 of Silicon Valley. He nailed it damn. 💯

  2. He's playing a Japanese guy? Why?? Why does hollywood do this dumb ass shit? If its a japanese samurai sword weilding character, GET A JAPANESE ACTOR! What's so hard about that??

  3. It's called steroids. Yes, he has trained hard and I bet eaten well, but you don't get jacked like that, that quickly!

  4. So men have to work out like crazy for marvel , but when women are told to work out too (bitch Larson) now feminists complain .
    Equality bitches

  5. I'm glad he recognizes how difficult it is to achieve results, that the average person doesn't have access to. Some here think hes juicing, but I dont think so. Very few people have access to elite trainers or nutritionists. The average person simply cant afford it or had the time. I was pretty close to the physique when I was 30. I'd had a great buy out from my company at the time and had a friend that was a fantastic trainer. I literally destroyed my social life. No drinking, ate clean, no sugar, no dating, plenty of sleep. When I went back to work, it was hard to keep that discipline. I met a woman who was a fantastic cook and I started to backslide, we got married and had kids. Life. I kept in good shape through the years and I'm active at age 61. Being in shape like that pays huge dividends when you're older. Even if you dont have the opportunity to be ripped, exercise is the best preventative medicine.

  6. BS he has taken a lots of doping.check out dose veins….they get so thick only because you are using a lots of extra teststron.

  7. Proof that steroids can work miracles. And if you think hes 100 percent natural you fooling yourself. Beginner gains my ass. Kudos he looks good tho. How many people can I trigger?

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