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Marvel’s Black Panther adds Forest Whitaker and more

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Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station,” “Creed”), has also added Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario, Get Out), the previously mentioned Winston Duke (Person of Interest), and Florence Kasumba to an all-star lineup that includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, ruler of Wakanda, and Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, plus Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia and Danai Gurira as Okoye, members of the fierce Dora Milaje.

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Whitaker (“Roots,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” “The Last King of Scotland”) will play the role of Zuri, an elder stateman in Wakanda. Whitaker appears in this year’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” as fringe Rebel leader Saw Gerrera, and he’ll be seen in “The Forgiven” as famed activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Head of the Turth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa.

Florence Kasumba

Florence Kasumba

Kasumba will reprise her “Captain America: Civil War” role as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje. Kaluuya (“Skins,” “Black Mirror,” “Sicario”) will play T’Challa confidant W’Kabi. Duke (“Person of Interest”) will appear as M’Baku, leader of a rival tribe in Wakanda.

“Black Panther” will be in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya

Source: Marvel

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