Has Cold War star Tomasz Kot been chosen for new Marvel film alongside Angelina Jolie?

Hollywood gossip machine goes into overdrive with rumours that Tomasz Kot will star in next Marvel film. Stach Leszczyński/PAP

Hollywood newcomer Tomasz Kot could soon be joining the Marvel Universe in an upcoming movie entitled The Eternals.

According to thathashtagshow.com, director Chloé Zhao has said she would like to see the Cold War star who is nearly two metres tall (1,99m) playing one of the supporting characters, due to his “imposing physical presence”.

The Eternals comic books, created by Jack Kirby in 1976, tell the story of a race of almost immortal supernatural beings locked in a cosmic war while protecting and interacting with humankind.

Kot was thrown into the international spotlight for his performance in the Oscar nominated film Cold War, in which he starred alongside Joanna Kulig. The film was directed by Paweł Pawlikowski.Press release

The film version is set to be released in 2020 as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe phase four, with connections to the character Thanos – the main villain of Avengers Infinity War and Endgame.

Chloé Zhao, originally from Beijing, China known for her works Songs My Brother Taught Me and the Rider, is in the process of assembling the cast. 

As well as Kot, her wish list includes Cameron Britton (The Umbrella Academy) and talks are underway for Angelina Jolie to join in one of the leading roles.

Also rumoured to be in the film is actress Angelina Jolie.Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Kot and Joile are both represented by the same agency, United Talent Agency.

It is not the first time Kot’s name has been connected to a major international franchise.

Last year he was reported to have been the next Bond villain, but his candidacy was reportedly vetoed by Daniel Craig.

Director Chloé Zhao, originally from Beijing, known for her works Songs My Brother Taught Me and the Rider, is in the process of assembling the cast.Etienne Laurent/PAP/EPA

Tomasz Kot, 41, from Legnica in southwestern Poland, has over 50 acting credits to his name in films, TV series and for dubbing.

He interweaves humours roles in romantic comedies, such as the always busy father in the Polish version of the Nanny series, with deep character studies and biopics such as the cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa in Gods, and the legend of Polish blues Rysiek Riedel in Destined for Blues.

According to reports, director Zhao wanted the 1,99-metre-tall Kot, pictured here with his wife Agnieszka, because of his ‘imposing physical presence’.Etienne Laurent/PAP/EPA

Kot has won several Polish film awards for his acting, as well as the CinEuphoria Award for his role in Cold War.