Martin Freeman joins Black Panther as filming begins
Marvel Studios kicked off principal photography for Black Panther this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia and none other than Martin Freeman was spotted reprising his role of Everett K. Ross from Captain America: Civil War. You can view star Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o (who plays Nakia) and Freeman in the embedded tweets below.
Chadwick Boseman is set to star as the title hero in the film alongside Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fruitvale Station), who will play Erik Killmonger (a villain in the source material), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Nakia (a former member of Wakanda’s Dora Milaje, now an agent of Killmonger), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as elder statesman Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario, Get Out) as T’Challa’s confidant W’Kabi, Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War) reprising her role as Ayo, Winston Duke as M’Baku, aka the villain Man-Ape, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye (a member of the Dora Milaje, the wives-in-training for the King of Wakanda), Letitia Wright (Ready Player One), Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, This is Us) as N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa’s past; and Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do With It, Olympus Has Fallen) as Ramonda, mother of T’Challa.
With a script by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, the latter will direct the Kevin Feige-produced film, which will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.
If you’d like to know more about Black Panther, be sure to check out our previously-published Origins & Evolutions feature on T’Challa by clicking here!