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Black Panther casting announced

March 31st, 2017 by Dave Bowling Comments

We were told some time ago who would be in Black Panther, but not who they’ll be playing. Disney are nothing if not keen to keep you on the hook.

Finally, this week they’ve revealed some details. While Disney didn’t screened any footage from from the film at their CinemaCon panel, they did confirm which characters the principal cast members would be portraying.

Danai Gurira will be playing the fearsome Okoye, member of the Dora Milaje; while Lupita Nyong’o plays Nakia, who starts out as a bodyguard of T’Challa’s but eventually turns against him and allies with villain Killmonger. Forest Whitaker has also been confirmed as Zuri, one of T’Chaka’s old friends.

Confirming much fan speculation, the big news was that Letitia Wright will definitely play Shuri, T’Challa’s half-sister and one of his most formidable allies. Shuri has taken up the mantle of Black Panther in the comics in the past, so there’s the possibility of this coming into play in the future. Further news on the movie will be released in due course and you’ll know it when we do.

Black Panther is scheduled for release on 16 February 2018.

Source: Comic Book Movie

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...