Foundation Award-winning performing artist Forest Whitaker has joined the thrown of Marvel Studios ‘Black Panther,’ TheWrap has affirmed.
The film, coordinated by Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station,” “Statement of faith”), has likewise included Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba to a top pick lineup that incorporates Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, leader of Wakanda, and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, in addition to Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia and Danai Gurira as Okoye, individuals from the furious Dora Milaje.
Whitaker (“Roots,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” “The Last King of Scotland”) will assume the part of Zuri, a senior stateman in Wakanda. Whitaker shows up in the current year’s “Maverick One: A Star Wars Story” as periphery Rebel pioneer Saw Gerrera, and he’ll be found in “The Forgiven” as extremely popular dissident Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Head of the Turth and Reconciliation Commission in post-politically-sanctioned racial segregation South Africa.
Kasumba will repeat her “Skipper America: Civil War” part as Ayo, an individual from the Dora Milaje. Kaluuya (“Skins,” “Dark Mirror,” “Sicario”) will play T’Challa friend W’Kabi. Duke (“Person of Interest”) will show up as M’Baku, pioneer of an opponent tribe in Wakanda.
“Black Panther” will be in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Assortment initially reported Whitaker’s throwing.