Oscar-nominated American-Pakistani stand-up comedian and actor, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), is another known actor making his way into a superhero property. For Nanjiani, it seems that he is in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals. The project is based on the comic series of the same name, which has been around since 1976.
It followed a species of humanity known as The Eternals who are almost immortal and bear superpowers. They vowed to protect Earth from their evil counterparts known as The Deviants. Which one of The Eternals Nanjiani would portray is still unknown but there are some roles already confirmed for the project.
Academy Award-winning American actress, Angelina Jolie, is set to portray a character by the name of Sersi, a fourth generation Eternal who is known for living among normal humankind. Also attached is a Chinese film director, Chloé Zhao, who made waves with her 2017 film, The Rider, to direct the film. Marvel is supposedly planning to shoot The Eternals sometime later this year but few details have been released so far. The news was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter.