Thursday, 17 November 2016

Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba join Black Panther

Last month in was revealed that Winston Duke (Person Of Interest) was set to join the cast of Marvel's Black Panther. He has now officially been confirmed by the studio, but he isn't the only new addition, as Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Daniel Kaluuya (Kick-Ass 2) and Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War) are all aboard.

Black Panther will, of course, chart more of T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) story as he grapples with both his royal and warrior destiny and fights enemies old and new, including Duke's M'Baku, the leader of a rival tribe.

Whitaker, who is also in a little film arriving this year called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is on as Zuri, an elder statesman in T'Challa's home nation of Wakanda. Kaluuya, a veteran of Black Mirror and Sicario (2015), is set to play W'Kabi, a confidant for our hero. And finally, reprising her role from Captain America: Civil War, Kasumba will be Ayo, one of the best fighters in the Dora Milaje, the warrior force that aids the Panther and protects the king when he is not out saving the world.

With a cast that already includes Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Salve) and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Black Panther is shaping up to be one of the best ever ensembles recruited for a superhero movie. Ryan Coogler (Creed) is behind the camera and the movie will hit the UK on 9 February 2018, ahead of its 16 February release in the US.

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