Black Panther doesn’t start shooting until early next year, but Marvel Studios doesn’t let something like that stop them from blowing the minds of comic book fans. During their Hall H panel earlier today, the studio revealed a key casting addition to the movie and announced who’s playing who.
Captain America: Civil War star Chadwick Boseman appeared on stage alongside Black Panther director Ryan Coogler before Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige proceeded to bring out Michael B. Jordan (Creed), who will play Erik Killmonger; Lupita Nyong’o (The Jungle Book), taking the role of Nakia; and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye.
Killmonger is a classic Black Panther villain, while Okoye is thought to be the leader of T’Challa’s security force. Who exactly Nakia is remains to be seen, but a love interest seems likely.
That’s one hell of a cast, and more actors will no doubt be added to it in the coming weeks and months. That was sadly it for Black Panther at Comic-Con this year, but a new logo was revealed before the cast took off which definitely pays homage to the character’s comic book roots and serves as a definite upgrade over the last version we got when the movie was announced.