Marvel Confirms Additional Black Panther Cast
Marvel Studios confirmed additional members of the Black Panther movie cast and revealed who will play who over the weekend at Comic-Con International.
Black Panther is an upcoming superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. The highly-anticipated film is a big step in the direction of more diversity in Hollywood as the cast will be anchored by four black leads. Black Panther will be played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up), and according to io9:
[Michael B.] Jordan will be playing T’Challa’s archenemesis Erik Killmonger, the genius insurgent who’s destabilized Wakanda multiple times in the comics. Nyong’o will be playing the role of Nakia, a member of of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-female honor guard. Danai Gurira—who plays Michonne on The Walking Dead tv show—will be embodying the character of Okoye, described as the leader of the Dora Milaje.
The Black Panther movie will be directed by Ryan Coogler, and is slated to hit theaters in 2018.