Sterling K. Brown (American Crime Story, This Is Us) has joined the cast of Black Panther. Heat Vision reports that he will be play a character named N’Jobu, who will supposedly be an important figure from the titular character’s past. Near as I can tell, N’Jobu is not a character from the comics, although it is entirely possible that he will turn out to be someone familiar who has been re-imagined in an exciting new way. Marvel Studios loves doing that.
The film is currently in the final stages of pre-production. Filming is slated to begin in Atlanta in the coming weeks. As a result, expect to start having more details, both of the casting and image-based variety, to begin rolling out over the next few months. I suspect we will also be getting a more thorough synopsis for the film, much like we did today for Thor: Ragnarok. If you haven’t caught the existing synopsis yet, look no further…
T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country.
Black Panther, the upcoming sixteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is scheduled to arrive in theaters on February 16th, 2018. It is directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed), from a screenplay co-written by himself and Joe Robert Cole. Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa, our titular superhero, from Captain America: Civil War. He is joined by Michael B. Jordan as “Killmonger”, Martin Freeman as “Everett K. Ross”, Lupita Nyong’o as “Nakia”, Forest Whitaker as “Zuri”, Angela Bassett as “Ramonda”, Danai Gurira as “Okoye”, Daniel Kaluuya as “W’Kabi”, Florence Kasumba as “Ayo”, Winston Duke as “Man-Ape”, Letitia Wright, and (supposedly) Andy Serkis as “Klaw”.