Watch Kumail Nanjiani Voice A Self-Doubting Orc In MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR

In which the star of THE BIG SICK finds his true calling.

Look, this year's The Big Sick has been something of a low-key blockbuster (read our glowing review here), and it's propelled writer and star Kumail Nanjiani to a brand-new level of fame. All of that success has been very well-deserved, and the entire Birth.Movies.Death. team is thrilled for him.

And yet, watching the video below - which reveals the fact that Nanjiani will be voicing a very insecure Orc in this year's forthcoming Middle-earth: Shadow Of War - one can't help but wonder if video game acting isn't what Nanjiani was meant to be doing all along.

Our boy is crushing it.

Middle-earth: Shadow Of War is the sequel to 2014's Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor, one of the best licensed games of the past decade. The title was notable for introducing an innovative "nemesis system" into its gameplay, one which randomly generated personal nemeses for players to do battle with throughout the game. It's pretty damn good! But it didn't have Kumail Nanjiani, which means that Middle-earth: Shadow Of War is automatically better. Sorry, Shadow Of Mordor.

Anyway, Middle-earth: Shadow Of War arrives on October 10th. Pick it up if you like awesome things, like Orcs and Kumail Nanjiani.