The Last Of Us actor will be joined by stars from The Crown, Stranger Things and The Bear in the MCU's latest offering.
A French director said the actor read scripts in a Pepé Le Pew-esque accent, wanted his character to slap a fish and stripped down to to jump in the freezing ocean.
Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in Ridley Scott's new historical biopic, alongside The Crown's Vanessa Kirby.
Daniel Kaluuya, Olivia Colman, Sacha Baron Cohen and Riz Ahmed are among the many British nominees in 2021.
Most of this year's nominees are largely from streaming services or are yet to debut in the UK following a year like no other.
New movies starring Carey Mulligan, Priyanka Chopra and Vanessa Kirby are debuting on the platform this month.
The actress has (metaphorically) big shoes to fill.