3:56pm PT by Mia Galuppo
Forest Whitaker Joins Marvel's 'Black Panther'
Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Marvel's Black Panther.
Whitaker, who will soon be appearing in Disney/LucasFilm's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be playing Zuri, an elder statesman in Wakanda. The news was announced Friday on Marvel.com.
Chadwick Boseman, who debuted his T'Challa in Captain America: Civil War, will lead a cast that already includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler.
Also new to the cast is Daniel Kaluuya, who will play W’Kab, a confidant to T’Challa. Winston Duke has been cast as M’Baku, the leader of a rival Wakandan tribe, while Florence Kasumba is joining as her Captain America: Civil War role Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje, the body guards of the Black Panther.
Black Panther will hit theaters Feb. 16, 2018.