Like most of the Marvel movies so far, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie can boast a seriously impressive cast. Now, it has just got even better, with it being confirmed that Sterling K Brown has joined the cast.
Having stood out in the role of Christopher Darden in The People Vs OJ Simpson – where he gained Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his trouble – he will star in Black Panther as N’Jobu, who is described as “a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past.”
We don’t know much more about the character – who is a completely new creation, previously unseen in the comics – but it’s another strong casting coup, and Brown is clearly happy to be on board, as he indicated on Twitter:
— Sterling K Brown (@sterlingkb1) January 5, 2017
The story will see the Black Panther return to his native home of Wakanda (where Bucky is being kept in cold storage and Captain America is being sheltered – no word, if any, on what part they will play in the film), and looks likely to see the Panther face a power struggle for the throne both from outside and within. Having impressed in Captain America: Civil War, the prospect of the solo movie is an enticing one, and having actors like Brown join helps its cause no end.
He joins a cast that already includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B Jordan as Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Angela Bassett as Romonda, T’Challa’s mother, Winston Duke as M’Baka, aka the Man Ape, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Florence Kasumba as Ayo, with Andy Serkis reportedly set to reprise his role as Ulysses Klaue. Ryan Coogler is directing from a script he co-penned with Joe Robert Cole.
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