Lupita Nyong’o May Be Joining The Cast Of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

May 14, 2016  |  

Image Source: WENN

Image Source: WENN

For the past two years, we’ve sat with baited breathe waiting for more information about Marvel Studios Black Panther film.

First, we got the news that Chadwick Boseman would take on the role as the first black superhero. Then, after rumors of Ava DuVernay accepting the director gig were said to be false, Ryan Coogler, writer and director of Creed took on the position. The most recent buzz has been that Michael B. Jordan would also star in the comic book movie after starring as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox’s Marvel film Fantastic Four. While Jordan’s character as yet to revealed, yet another shocker has hit headlines.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o is in talks of joining the star-studded cast, starring opposite of Boseman as the Panther’s love interest.

Since Nyongo’s dynamic performance in 12 Years A Slave, she has gone to star in big budget movies such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens as the alien Maz Kanata, and even lent her voice for the wolf Raksha in The Jungle Book. The Yale School of Drama alum is also nominated for a Tony Award for her work in Eclipsed.

Black Panther is set for a Feb. 2, 2018, release date, with production set to start in early 2017.

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