Kumail Nanjiani has entered talks to star in Marvel Studios The Eternals movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nanjiani would star in the film alongside Angelina Jolie. Details about his role were not available at the time of writing. However, the report offers an update on Jolie’s role and suggests she will play Sersi. Marvel declined to comment on the report.
Nanjiani has appeared in Silicon Valley, The Big Sick, Portlandia and The X-Files. He is also slated for Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone revival and Men in Black: International.
Created by Jack Kirby in the mid-1970s, The Eternals comic books revolve around a race of semi-immortal and super-powered beings known as the Eternals, as well as their not-so-lovely relatives the Deviants.
Marvel Studios was first rumored to be working on an Eternals film for its Marvel Cinematic Universe almost exactly a year ago, with the plan being to release the movie as part of Phase 4. The movie has since gained an official pair of writers in Matthew and Ryan Firpo, as well as a director in the form of celebrated indie filmmaker Chloé Zhao (The Rider).