During an interview with Variety, Stuber star Kumail Nanjiani commented on the reports regarding his possible role in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals.
While Marvel Studios’ has yet to officially announce their Phase 4 feature film projects, the company’s upcoming slate is said to include a movie centered on The Eternals. Based on the celestial superpowered beings created by Jack Kirby, The Eternals reportedly features an ensemble cast that includes Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani.
However, Kumail Nanjiani’s casting in Marvel Studios’ The Eternals has not been confirmed as of yet. When asked if he was going to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kumail Nanjiani simply stated he would love to be part of a superhero film:
“I cannot comment on that. It would be so great to be part of a superhero film. I would love it so much.”
In the comics, the Eternals are a fictional evolutionary offshoot of humanity who possess superpowers and longer lifespans than normal humans. Created by the Celestials over a million years ago, the superpowered beings were the result of genetic experiments that led to the creation of two divergent races: The Eternals and The Deviants.
Often defending Earth from their monstrous counterparts, the Eternals became embroiled in a civil war amongst themselves over whether or not they should conquer the other races. One faction was led by Kronos and the other by his warlike brother named Uranos, with Kronos’ side ultimately winning the conflict while Uranos and his followers were exiled.
The Eternals will be directed by Chloe Zhao from a script written by Matthew and Ryan Firpo. The reported cast includes Salma Hayek, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ma Dong-Seok.
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Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney’s remake The Lion King is next in the studios’ line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click “next” to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney’s live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.