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M3GAN's First Trailer Keeps Comedian Ronny Chieng Hidden From View

James Wan's upcoming horror-thriller "M3GAN" recently creeped out horror fans when it debuted its first trailer. Set to Taylor Swift's groovy "It's Nice To Have A Friend," horror fans were immediately intrigued with the "Chucky"-inspired film, which sees the doll-like robot M3GAN protecting an orphaned child at all costs, a prerogative that naturally goes off the rails. Twitter users quickly hopped on the "M3GAN" bandwagon, creating a flurry of memes surrounding the now fan-favorite titular character. Many began to post fan cams and created remixed versions of the moment where M3GAN breaks out into dance. It's fair to say that M3GAN has already become an internet icon, and we only have one trailer to mine content from.

Beyond the memes, jokes, and general hoopla that "M3GAN" has inspired online, the film looks to be another confident entry for Wan's never-ending horror CV. Directed by Gerard Johnstone, the Blumhouse production is produced by Wan, who also has a story credit. Beyond heavyweight creatives, the project features a medley of talent in front of the camera. Starring as M3GAN's architect is Allison Williams, who gave a chilling performance in 2017's "Get Out." Voicing the titular maniacal robot is Disney star Jenna Davis, who went viral off her tongue-twisting rendition of "Penny Nickel Dime" (via Pop Crush).

Rounding out the cast is Ronny Chieng, who was named one of Variety's Top 10 Comedians to Watch in 2016. Since then, Chieng has gone on to appear in a high-profile number of projects, but the actor isn't directly seen in the "M3GAN" trailer, or is he just lurking in the shadows?

Is Ronny Chieng responsible for M3GAN's creation?

Twenty-five seconds into the "M3GAN" trailer, audiences are introduced to Gemma's (Allison Williams) laboratory, where the titular android is housed in a surveillance area designed to mimic a child's room. Twenty-eight seconds into the trailer, it's revealed that through one-way glass, executives and other higher-ups are looking into the room. On the right-hand side, a figure who looks like Ronny Chieng is seen, hidden in the shadows, watching M3GAN interact with the orphaned Katie (Violet McGraw).

No character description has been given for Chieng's character. Going by the brief frame seen in the trailer, it's fair to imagine that he's playing someone who works for the toy company, perhaps as an executive or product manager. Later in the trailer, we see the android embarking on a killing spree in an office (where M3GAN shows off her now iconic dance moves). Could Chieng's character be one of M3GAN's victims in this set piece?

Only time will tell how expansive Chieng's role is, but it's clear that the comedian doesn't need to rely on "M3GAN" to succeed in his foray into Hollywood. Since his film debut in 2018's "Crazy Rich Asians," the star has appeared as a supporting player in Warner Bros.' "Godzilla vs. Kong" and Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," bringing his global box office draw to over $1.1 billion.

In addition to appearing as a correspondent for "The Daily Show," the comedian recently released his Netflix special "Speakeasy." Oh, and who can forget his stint on "Young Rock"? Thanks to "M3GAN" and its virality, Chieng's rising stardom will only continue to grow.