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Lupita Nyong’o hasn’t started work on Star Wars: Episode VIII yet

September 12th, 2016 by Marc Comments


The 86th Annual Academy Awards Press Room

Star Wars actress Lupita Nyong’o has revealed that she has yet to start work on Episode VIII.

In an interview with, the star, who plays Maz Kanata, was asked what it had been like to work with director Rian Johnson given that filming on the sequel has already finished.

Rian! I haven’t worked with him yet; I’ve yet to shoot. That’s in my future,” she said. With post-production well underway it won’t be long until she’s filming her scenes.

As for Black Panther, the actress will play Nakia. Chosen as a child by her tribal elders to be one of the “Adored Ones,” a.k.a. Dora Milaje, Nakia spent three years training before being presented to King T’Challa as a teenager.

Filming on the Ryan Coogler-directed movie begins soon. Asked about her excitement at becoming part of the Marvel universe, she said: “I am so excited. I can’t wait to kick ass and learn all sorts of cool things that my body can do. I’m so looking forward to it, to work with Ryan Coogler who’s such an incredible human being. It’s gonna be fun, and the cast. The cast!

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits cinemas on December 15, 2017, while Marvel’s Black Panther arrives on February 16, 2018.

Source: Collider

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….