Super Nerd Kumail Nanjiani got Super Ripped for Super Flick

You may have seen Kumail Nanjiani in the movie Stuber, or, if you were sick the weekend that was in theaters, in The Big Sick where he plays a 20-something comic who looks 55 for some reason. If you did catch him in these films, you may have noticed he’s a schlubby little dude whose wife has complained about him wearing baggy, unstylish clothes to hide his figure.

Then he got cast in a Marvel movie.

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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!)

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That right, much like Chris Pratt, Kumail got super jacked to be in a comic book movie.

I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess he’s playing the gay character. There’s really no other reason to get that cut to play a minor character in an ensemble CGI film.

Well, aside from having an entire team of trainers and dietitians to get you that fit on Disney’s dime. I’d do the same thing if I were him. Take that s**t right out of Bob Iger’s paycheck.

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