It’s official – Lupita Nyong’o (from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) will be playing Nakia, a Killmonger agent, and Michael B. Jordan (from “Creed”) will be taking up the role of Erik Killmonger, the movie’s villain, in the upcoming “Black Panther” standalone film!
Marvel also revealed that the character of Okoye, a member of the Dora Milaje, the wives-in-training for the King of Wakanda aka T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman), will be portrayed by Danai Gurira (from “The Walking Dead”).
During Marvel’s SDCC panel, director Ryan Coogler said that the production on the upcoming movie begins in January 2017. The studio also dropped a new logo for the highly-anticipated film.
“I want to thank you for your energy, we’re gonna take it, work hard, and we’ll see you soon,” he said.
Written and directed by Coogler, the film will continue the story of Boseman’s T’Challa, the warrior King of Wakanda, following his debut in this summer’s “Captain America: Civil War”. Though it’s unclear what other characters will appear in the film, it’s quite possible that we’ll see the return of Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross who worked closely with T’Challa in the comics.
Watch the “Black Panther” segment at Marvel’s SDCC panel below:
“Black Panther” revolves around T’Challa and how he must defend his kingdom from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country.
The film is slated for release on 16th February 2018.
Source: Coming Soon.