Everyone Is Loving Kumail Nanjiani’s New Ripped Look For Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Earlier today, the Internet discovered that comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani, the star of Silicon Valley and The Big Sick, got jacked. And in case you forgot what the dude who once looked like a leafless twig while standing next to Dave Bautista’s girthy tree trunk, check it out below.

So, why all the new muscle? Evidently, Nanjiani has packed all this mass onto his otherwise small frame because of his commitment to Marvel’s upcoming film The Eternals, in which he plays the nearly-immortal non-human warrior Kingo Sunen. (He’s also starring alongside the likes of Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, and more.) Whether or not this is actually the case is unknown, but considering the rather beefy assortment of male actors whose frames have expanded due to their Marvel contracts, it’s an easy bet to make.

Anyways, Kumail’s radical transformation didn’t actually happen overnight, but since the photos he shared on Instagram were the first public indication that anything had happened, people just couldn’t deal with it. As a result, the wide array of reactions that popped up on Twitter and elsewhere on social media were as thirsty as they were funny.







Though, to be honest, the best response came from Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big Sick and Nanjiani’s wife.


Second place goes to Edgar Wright.