Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for the Black Panther Movie!

Lupita Nyong’o in talks for Black Panther movie

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is in talks to join Chadwick Boseman in the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther.

There’s no word in what her character will be in the film though the outlet notes she will be playing T’Challa’s love interest in the film, meaning she could be playing a member of the Dora Milaje. The Dora Milaje are the Black Panther’s elite all-female bodyguards and group of potential queens, one of whom briefly appears in Captain America: Civil War.

Creed director Ryan Coogler will direct the film while also penning the script. Production on the movie is set to commence at the beginning of 2017 with a February 16, 2018 release date already set.

It’s unclear what other characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe will appear in the film, though Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaw, who made his debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron, could appear as the pair have already allegedly crossed paths in the context of the films.

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