Kumail Nanjiani is in negotiations to join Marvel’s superhero adventure feature.
The Oscar nominated comedian is the latest actor to venture into the world of superheroes. Already attached to the project is actress Angelina Jolie.
The feature, which is set to shoot this year is directed by Chloe Zhao from a script drafted by Matthew and Ryan Firpo.
Based on the 1976 comic book series created by Jack Kirby, the story follows two groups of super-powered and near-immortal creators created after the Celestials experimented on humans. The Eternals and their villainous offshoot, the Deviants, have battled each other throughout history.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.