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Kumail Nanjiani Says 'Welcome to Chippendales' in First Images From Hulu Series

Vanity Fair has just shared the official first-look images for the upcoming Hulu limited series Welcome to Chippendales, starring Kumail Nanjiani. The series is described as a true crime epic and will take a look at the beginnings of male exotic dance company Chippendales, founded by Somen Banerjee. Nanjiani will portray Banerjee, and Murray Bartlett, Annaleigh Ashford, Dan Stevens, Andrew Rannells, and Juliette Lewis currently round out the rest of the cast.
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Kumail Nanjiani "Overwhelmed" After Franchise Debut

Obi-Wan Kenobi debuted its first two episodes on Disney+ today and saw the return of Ewan McGregor as the beloved titular Jedi. In addition to some returning prequel stars, the new show also features franchise newcomers, including Kumail Nanjiani. The actor, who is best known for playing Kingo in Marvel's Eternals, made his Star Wars debut in the "Part II" of Obi-Wan Kenobi as Haja Estree, a grifter who pretends to be a Jedi in order to earn money from people who are trying to get off world. In a recent post, Nanjiani reacted to the episode and celebrated Haja's Twitter emoji.
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Who does Kumail Nanjiani play in Obi-Wan Kenobi?

This article contains spoilers for episode 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi. When the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi was revealed in March of 2021, fans learned that Kumail Nanjiani would be part of the series. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly a week before the Kenobi premiere, the Silicon Valley and Big Sick actor shared that he was playing a con man character named Haja.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi's Kumail Nanjiani teases what's in store for his character

Obi-Wan Kenobi's Kumail Nanjiani shares the first details about his character Haja. Apart from appearing for one second in what looked like Jedi's robes in the Disney+ miniseries' latest trailer, we knew absolutely nothing about him and how he fits into the intergalactic storyline, until now. "He's this guy who...
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Kumail Nanjiani Details His Obi-Wan Kenobi Character

Kumail Nanjiani is set to star in the highly anticipated upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi and has now teased what fans can expect from his appearances in the series. While Nanjiani didn’t reveal too much about his character, he did confirm that we’ll meet him on Daiyu, a...
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Kumail Nanjiani shares first details of Obi-Wan Kenobi con-man character Haja

Kumail Nanjiani is living the dream. More specifically, the dream of every fanboy ever. Not only did the former X-Files obsessive land a guest-starring role on his favorite TV show, but then he nabbed a plum part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Kingo in Chloé Zhao's Eternals. And now Nanjiani has completed the Holy Grail franchise trifecta with his role in Disney+'s Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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Obi-Wan Kenobi's Kumail Nanjiani Reveals Details About His Star Wars Character

Six months after making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as the jacked Kingo in Eternals, Kumail Nanjiani will soon be seen in the Star Wars universe thanks to Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. Until today, we didn’t have any idea now Nanjiani fits into this story set in a galaxy far, far away, although we did catch a peek at him in the latest Obi-Wan Kenobi trailer. and know he got intimidated when Ewan McGregor went into Star Wars mode. Now Nanjinai has revealed who his Star Wars character is, where we’ll see him and how crosses paths with McGregor’s title protagonist.
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Kumail Nanjiani Almost Appeared as Kingo in 'Moon Knight' Flashback Scene

Those who have seen all six episodes of Moon Knight will know that the references to the Marvel Cinematic Universe were minimal. Aside from a brief mention of Madripoor, the criminal setting shown in Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight primarily stood on its own and established Marc Spector (Oscar Isaac) and his alters, as well as Khonshu (F. Murray Abraham) and Layla (May Calamawy). However, head writer Jeremy Slater has recently revealed that this was not always the intention, as none other than the Eternal Kingo (Kumail Nanjiani) nearly appeared in an episode's cold open.
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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Kumail Nanjiani Reacts to New Trailer

Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere later this month on Disney+, and the Star Wars series has a lot of hype surrounding it. The series released a brand new trailer today that gives us a cool look at what it will be about. While the new trailer doesn't give up too many details, it does give us our first look at Kumail Nanjiani in the series. Nanjiani took to Twitter earlier today to share his excitement on being a part of the Star Wars franchise.
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