He transformed himself into a muscular Hollywood hunk for his role in the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals.
And Kumail Nanjiani showed on Friday that he was keeping up with his extreme fitness when he was seen leaving his regular Los Angeles gym showing off his well-muscled arms.
The 43-year-old comedian and actor is likely trying to keep up with his current workout routines after announcing late last month that he was cast in an upcoming Star Wars miniseries targeting Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Tickets to the firearms show: Kumail Nanjiani, 43, showed off his amazing biceps in a blue tank top as he left his regular Los Angeles gym on Friday
Kumail looked like a bodybuilder in his sporty workout clothes, including a dark blue tank top to show off his bulging biceps and veined forearms.
He also wore loose-fitting black sweatpants and gray and red Adidas sneakers.
The Big Sick star wore a shaggy black quarantine hairstyle and wore a blue surgical mask to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
No hassle: he was also wearing loose-fitting black sweatpants and gray and red Adidas sneakers
Required Movie Role: He has developed a ripped physique to star in the Marvel movie Eternals, about a group of aliens who live among humans and protect them
He has had to be particularly vigilant with masking and social distancing during the ongoing pandemic, as his wife Emily V. Gordon is immunocompromised by Still’s disease, a rare auto-inflammatory disease.
The couple co-authored the 2017 drama The Big Sick, which portrayed the first months of their relationships and Gordon’s illness.
Kumail starred as a version of herself, while Emily was played by Zoe Kazan.
When they were a new couple, she became seriously ill and had to be put into a medically induced coma before the doctors could properly diagnose her and treat the disease.
The lovebirds were married just three months after she recovered.
Safety first: he wore a mask carefully and he has been vigilant during the pandemic as his wife as a screenwriter is immunocompromised by Still’s disease; seen in 2017
Lifelike: They dramatized the first months of their relationship, when she was put into a medically induced coma by the disease, with the 2017 film The Big Sick, starring Kumail opposite Zoe Kazan as his future wife.
Following his 2020 Netflix comedy The Lovebirds, Kumail returns to the big screen in early November to star in the Marvel superhero film Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Brian Tyree Henry and Salma Hayek. . others.
The film follows a group of immortal aliens who live in disguise among humans on Earth who have secretly protected them over the centuries, though they are forced to return to work when another alien species threatens humanity.
The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, best known for her deliberately paced art film The Rider and her critical hit Nomadland, which has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.
While many fans have been impressed by Kumail’s intense physical transformation for his role in Eternals, others have criticized Marvel Studios and its parent company Disney for demanding an Olympic look from their male actors that cannot be achieved without intensive training sessions and various supplements. .
Mixed Reviews: Some fans have ripped out Marvel Studios and parent company Disney for compelling Kumail and other male stars to gain unnatural muscle mass for their superhero movies
While Eternals is already in post-production, he may be sticking to the workout routine to star in his next Disney project, the Star War Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries.
The limited show will be released on the company’s streamer, Disney +, and will feature an all-star cast that brings Ewan McGregor back as the wise Jedi knight, along with Hayden Christensen, who will presumably play a version of Darth Vader after playing. from Anakin Skywalker. in the Star Wars prequels.
Joel Edgerton will also reprise his role as Luke Skywalker’s uncle Owen, while newcomers include The Queen’s Gambit star Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Benny Safdie, best known for being one half of the directorial team responsible for Good. Time and uncut gems.
Kumail’s role has not been revealed so far.
Coming soon: the actor and comedian will join a stacked cast in the Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries for Disney +