Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira & Michael B. Jordan Join ‘Black Panther’ Cast
We’ve only been hearing about Marvel’s Black Panther for what feels like forever now. With Creed director Ryan Coogler at the helm of the operation, the publishing and entertainment company recently revealed more news about the hotly-anticipated film.
Set to hit theaters in 2018, which was revealed at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, the cast was also reported. Joining Chadwick Boseman, who will play the Black Panther himself, are three other actors who have made a name for themselves in the past few years: Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira.
According to Marvel, Jordan, who is most known for his outstanding performance Fruitvale Station, will play villain out for revenge Erik Killmonger. Academy Award Winner Nyong’o will take on the role of a Dora Milaje member who is hired to bodyguard the king. A new name added to the conversation is Walking Dead star Danai Gurira, playing Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje who has gained the Black Panther’s loyalty.
In addition to the many announcements, Marvel also revealed the film’s logo. Take a look below.