Already boasting an array of top acting talent, the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther movie has been bolstered even further by these latest additions.
Alongside Captain Marvel, this is the one we’re probably looking forward to the most out of Marvel’s crop of upcoming releases, and these names have only made it more so.
First up is Forest Whitaker, who has lately been the beneficiary of if not a career revival (he was already doing fine), but definitely a boost, also having substantial roles in Arrival and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the horizon. Anyway, in Black Panther he will play Zuri, who is reportedly a senior figure in Wakandan society. There’s not much other information beyond that, but Whitaker being involved strengthens an already potent cast.
Another addition marks a reprisal of sorts, Florence Kasumba played a Dora Milaje (the Black Panther’s elite all-female bodyguards) in Captain America: Civil War, and while you can’t see much of her in that film, she does have a great deleted scene in which she effectively tells Black Widow to shift it, so clearly she’s gutsy. Hopefully she’ll get more time to shine in Black Panther.
Last but not least, Daniel Kaluuya (whose genre credits include Kick-Ass 2, Black Mirror and Psychoville), as well as roles in Skins, Sicario, Chatroom and Welcome To The Punch) is playing W’Kabi, an ally to T’Challa. As far as supporting casts go, he definitely represents another solid addition.
Whitaker, Kasumba and Kaluuya join a cast that already includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Michael B Jordan as Eric Killmonger, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Winston Duke as M’Baku/Man-Ape, with Ryan Coogler directing from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.
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