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Black Panther cast adds several names including Forest Whitaker

October 8th, 2016 by Marc Comments


Oh man, the cast of Black Panther is getting to a point where the movie will be utterly unmissable!

Way of the Samurai and Rogue One star Forest Whitaker has joined the cast along with Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba

Whitaker will play the role of Zuri, an elder stateman in Wakanda.

Kasumba will reprise her Captain America: Civil War role as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje. Black Mirror and Skins star Kaluuya will play T’Challa confidant W’Kabi. And Person of Interest’s Duke will appear as M’Baku, leader of a rival tribe in Wakanda and future villain Man-Ape.

The film, directed by Creed helmer Ryan Coogler, will star  Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o. Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the mantel after his father’s murder as seen in Captain america: Civil War. 

Black Panther will be in theaters on February 16, 2018.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….