From Silicon Valley to Marvel Superhero!
To say that comic book movies have dominated the film industry would be a big understatement. In particular, Marvel movies have ruled the film landscape for the past decade with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
One of the reasons Marvel movies are so popular is the spectacle, the engaging tales of good versus evil, the special effects, and the actors who bring some of comics most iconic superheroes to life. Among one of the most intriguing things about starring in a Marvel film is the total body transformation these actors undergo in order to bring these comic book heroes to life.
Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani is one such actor who has undergone the Marvel transformation.
Like Chris Pratt, Chris Evans, Michael B. Jordan, and so many others before him, Kumail Nanjiani has undergone a pretty radical physical transformation to star in Marvel’s The Eternals. Going from average Joe to absolutely ripped superhero is no simple task and Kumail Nanjiani is putting everyone on notice as he relishes in his newly constructed ripped physique.
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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!)
Are you impressed by Kumail Nanjiani and his transformation into a shredded Marvel superhero.
Managing Editor at Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.
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