The cast of Marvel’s 2018 movie Black Panther has been rapidly building up over the past few months, and it now compromises of a roster of actors and actresses that we all know and love. The latest addition to the cast, Phylicia Rashad, is no exception.
Rashad is best known for her celebrated role of Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which led her to winning multiple Emmy Award nominations. This news comes from another newcomer to the cast, Sterling K. Brown. During an interview, Brown said the following:
“I just worked with Chad [Boseman] on a film called Marshall, about Thurgood Marshall. He’s such a talented human being and a deep soul,” Brown told The Undefeated. “He’s the perfect personality to fully inhabit T’Challa. So, to rejoin him, and to work with Academy Award winners … to be with Michael B. Jordan after the incredible work he’s done in Creed. Danai Gurira, Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker — like, it’s embarrassing. I’m good at what I do — I don’t try to do any sort of false modesty — but, ‘Wow! I get to be with all of you people!?!’ I think Ryan Coogler is one of the great storytellers that we have working today. The meeting I had with Nate Moore before I even got to chance to audition for Panther, and to see the level of knowledge, and just passion that he has for the whole universe, and for this project in particular … it’s in such good hands. I worked with Joe Robert Cole — he was one of our writers on The People vs. O.J. who co-writes with Ryan Coogler [on Panther]. Like, everyone is so good at what they do.”
Marvel Studios are yet to reveal this information or even confirm it’s true, but why would Brown lie or get mixed up about the cast of his next movie? We’re sure it’s only a matter of time before we have official confirmation.
Rashard joins the stacked cast of Black Panther including Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, and Florence Kasumba. The movie is directed by Ryan Coogler.
Black Panther is expected to hit UK cinemas on February 9, 2018.