The world of Wakanda has only just started to be explored in the MCU. Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War brought the character to life and just in time. Boseman will soon start filming Black Panther, which will give T’Challa the chance to be the king of the technologically advanced country, but he will not do so alone. Marvel has tapped the talented Ryan Coogler to direct the film and the supporting cast has started to round out over the last few months.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios announced that Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira had joined the cast as the main villain and members of the Dora Milajae respectively. Marvel is not done adding members to the cast, however.
Marvel has announced that Forest Whitaker is the latest actor to join the impressive cast of Black Panther. Along with Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba have also joined the project. Whitaker will play Zuri, an elder stateman in Wakanda, while Kaluuya will play W’Kabi and Kasumba reprising her role as Ayo from Civil War. Marvel also confirmed earlier reports of Winston Duke playing M’Baku.
Doctor Strange opens November 4, 2016; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5, 2017; Spider-Man: Homecoming– July 7, 2017; Thor: Ragnarok – November 3, 2017; Black Panther – February 16, 2018; Avengers: Infinity War – May 4, 2018; Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6, 2018; Captain Marvel– March 8, 2019; Untitled Avengers – May 3, 2019; and as-yet untitled Marvel movies on July 12, 2019, and on May 1, July 10, and November 6 in 2020.