Kumail Nanjiani is looking to join the Marvel universe.
The Oscar nominated comedian is in talks to join Marvel’s The Eternals. Already on the call sheet is Angelina Jolie. The feature which is set to shoot this year is directed by Chloe Zhao from a script penned by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
The feature is based on the 1976 comic book series created by Jack Kirby. The story follows the super-powered and near-immortal creators, Eternals, and their villainous offshoot, Deviants, that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials after they experimented on humans. The two groups battled each other throughout history.
According to The Hollywood Repoter, Jolie will play Sersi, an outgoing Eternal who is not afraid to move amongst humankind. Details about what character Nanjiani would play are being kept under wraps.
You can see Nanjiani next in Columbia Pictures’ Men in Black: International and Universal Pictures’ The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.