Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o officially join Black Panther

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Not too long ago, rumors started to circulate that Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o would be joining the cast of Black Panther.

At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler made the official announcement that the film will indeed star Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Nyong’o as Nakia. It was additionally announced that Danai Gurira would be joining the cast as Okoye. Chadwick Boseman will of course reprise his role as the titular Black Panther, who made his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War.

All four of these actors made a surprise appearance at SDCC, which you can watch below:

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This wasn’t the only exciting casting news Marvel shared at Comic-Con. Brie Larson was also confirmed to be playing Captain Marvel in a standalone film.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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