Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sterling K. Brown joins Black Panther

Ryan Coogler (Creed) has certainly assembled one of the most interesting casts ever seen in a Marvel movie for Black Panther, and despite being close to starting production, he hasn't finished adding good actors. Marvel have announced recently that Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) will be part of the sprawling ensemble, playing N'Jobu.

While he doesn't have a history in the comics, N'Jobu appears to have one with Chadwick Boseman's (42) title character, though whether that means he will be friend or foe has yet to be seen.

Brown joins a cast that also includes Boseman, Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave), Angela Bassett (Malcolm X), Daniel Kaluuya (Kick-Ass 2) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug). Coogler, who has written the script with Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake), is working towards a 9 February 2018 release date in the UK, with the movie scheduled to hit the States on 16 February the same year.

Having won plaudits – and that Emmy for his role in The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story – Brown is currently on TV screens in US drama This Is Us. He will also be seen in Marshall, the big screen biopic of first African-American US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, played by future co-star Chadwick Boseman.

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