The Award-winning Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of another huge franchise under Disney’s ownership. He’s set to appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December, and has just been announced to be joining Marvel’s Black Panther. The upcoming flick also welcomes Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba to the cast.
Whitaker will tackle the role of Zuri, an elder statement in the nation of Wakanda. Kasumba is reprising her role from Captain America: Civil War as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje alongside Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia and Danai Gurira as Okoye. Kaluuya will play T’Challa confidant W’Kabi.
Marvel’s press release also confirms the casting of Winston Duke as M’Baku, a leader of a rival tribe in Wakanda (who happens to be a huge Black Panther villain in the comics, Man-Ape.) Chadwick Boseman will return as the title character, otherwise known as T’Challa, and Michael B. Jordan has joined the movie as Erik Killmonger.
Marvel’s Black Panther is being directed by Ryan Coogler, who is co-writing the script with Joe Robert Cole.
Black Panther arrives with his first solo outing in UK Cinemas on 9th February, 2018.