This is how Kumail Nanjiani transformed into a Marvel superhero!
One of the newest members of the Marvel family, Kumail Nanjiani has transformed himself from the average Joe to a full fledged superhero.
The Silicon Valley star will be starring in the upcoming Marvel film The Eternals. Kumail Nanjiani is joined by Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Kit Harington, and Salma Hayek in the upcoming comic book movie.
Like many other actors before him, Kumail Nanjiani was tasked with getting himself into superhero shape. That meant following a strict training program to get the job done.
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I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are. You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world. I’m glad I look like this, but I also understand why I never did before. It would have been impossible without these resources and time. So big thanks to @grantrobertsfit who started working with me at the beginning of the year and made me understand true physical pain for months and months. Then, once we started shooting, a massive thanks to @davidhigginslondon and his team (@ellispartridge, @thebeardypt, @tomcheesemanfitness) for training me almost every day and making me strong, limber and injury free. I can almost touch my toes now. (And thank you for forcing me to do cheat meals David.) Matthews Street Catering for their delicious and healthy meals. And finally, the biggest thanks goes to @emilyvgordon for putting up with me complaining and talking about only working out and dieting for the last year. I promise I’ll be interesting again some day. #thirstyshirtless (Photo by @markupson.) (edit: I left off one very important person: @lancecallahan who trained me for 6 years and helped me build the foundation I could use to do this. Thank you!)
But how exactly did Kumail Nanjiani transform from nerdy tech guy Dinesh Chugtai to ripped and shredded Kingo Sunen for The Eternals? The video below shows exactly how Nanjiani got into superhero shape for the upcoming Marvel film.
From the looks of his training, this is some pretty solid work for the average Joe to perform to get into serious shape. Even a veteran bodybuilder could utilize these exercises to great effect.
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