SEV’s Comic Nook News: Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Black Panther?

That’s right, folks. Hollywood Reporter brings word that the stunning Star Wars: The Force Awakens and 12 Years A Slave actress is in talks to join the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther!

If cast (fingers crossed) Nyong’o will be starring alongside Chadwick Boseman, post his breakaway success in Captain America: Civil War. Nyong’o potential role in the Black Panther film is currently unknown, but rumor from the outlet hints she will be playing T’Challa’s romantic interest (this writer would prefer Shuri, T’Challa’s half-sister and eventual replacement as Black Panther, but…). Andy Serkis will return as Ulysses Klaw, after having made his debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

Creed director Ryan Coogler will direct the film, as well as providing the script. Production for Black Panther is slated to begin in early 2017 to meet its February 16, 2018 release date in theaters.

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