The Eternals: Kumail Nanjiani Teases A Major Detail About His Character Kingo
by Meenakshi | Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:48:41 GMT
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While the fans are just a couple of weeks away from meeting the ten new superhero characters in Marvel Studios The Eternals, the film stars are busy in building hype around the much-awaited film, Kumail Nanjiani, who will feature in the role of Kingo during a recent conversation with, revealed some important details about his character.

"Yes," Nanjiani answered when asked if the filmmakers in the movie had developed the part of Kingo's history where he was secretly living on earth. "Chloe [Zhao] had it all mapped out, and she had a very specific sense of... Because the thing is, Eternals have sort of been in hiding, right? So they haven't been going around talking to Iron-Man and Captain America and all those people."

Nanjiani then went on to tease his character's secret role in the film with other MCU's superheroes. They've been pretending to be normal human beings. But it makes sense that my character would have met another character who's not from Earth either. I'm trying to be vague. I don't know what I'm allowed to say or not. 

Nanjiani further added saying that the audience should "feel the presence" of Eternals in the film. "I think that was all part of the stuff, so that even though Eternals really is a standalone movie, you want to feel the presence, and the reality of, the rest of the MCU around it. And Chloe is such a nerd with an encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel and the MCU. So she was really excited about dropping these references in," the 43-year-old Pakistani-American added.

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Nanjiani since his announcement in the superhero epic The Eternals has been making rounds around social media, while recently speaking with GQ, the actor said that talking about his body makes him feel "very uncomfortable."

"I've found out over the last year and a half, since I did that picture, that I am very uncomfortable talking about my body - and it's become less and less and less comfortable," he said.

Nanjiani further explained, "It is aggression. It is anger. A lot of times, we are taught to be useful by using physical strength or our brain in an aggressive, competitive way. Not in an empathetic way. Not in an open, collaborative way," he explained. "It's the same thing when you have all these guys, like, asking people to debate them on Twitter. That's the same as arm wrestling. It's about defeating. And that's what the male ideal has been: Dominating. Defeating. Crushing. Killing. Destroying. That's what being jacked is."

Alongside Kumail Nanjiani in the role of Kingo, the film will feature Salma Hayek in the role of Ajak, Angelina Jolie in the role of Thena, Brian Tyree Henry in the role of Phastos, Richard Madden in the role of Ikaris, Gemma Chan in the role of Sersi, Lauren Ridloff in the role of Makkari, Lia McHugh in the role of Sprite, Barry Keoghan in the role of Druig, Don Lee in the role of Gilgamesh, Kit Harington in the role of Dane Whitman with additional actors including Harish Patel, Haaz Steiman as Phastos' husband, Ozer Ercan as a smuggler and Zain Al Rafeea in an unknown role.