Comic-Con: 'Black Panther' Reveals Character Details, Casts 'Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira

Marvel Black Panther Concept Art - H 2015
<p>Marvel Black Panther Concept Art - H 2015</p>   |   Courtesy of Marvel
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o were on hand for the panel.

Black Panther leapt into Hall H Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con to reveal more details about the anticipated comic book adaptation.

Director Ryan Coogler said it was an "emotional" expedience getting to come to Hall H — a place he first visited as a fan in 2009. He introduced star Chadwick Boseman, who plays the Wakandan king and hero, who told the crowd, "Ryan has beautiful things in store for us."

Then they surprised fans by introducing Lupita Nyong'o, whose character was revealed to be Nakia, who has a long history in the comics, sometimes as a potential wife for T'Challa and later as a villain named Malice.

Frequent Coogler collaborator Michael B. Jordan was revealed to be playing Erik Killmonger, an expert fighter and nemesis of Black Panther.

The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira was a newly announced addition to the cast and was revealed to be playing Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, the personal body guards of the Black Panther.

Though Coogler was a Comic-Con vet, it was Boseman's first time, who said he could feel it "it vibrating in my core." It was also the first trip for Nyong'o.

Black Panther is set for release on Feb. 16, 2018.

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