Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker has officially joined the all-star cast of Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER. Whitaker is set to join Chadwick Boseman, who stars as the titular superhero, in a role that has been kept under wraps.
The Ryan Coogler-directed pic in Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe also stars Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba have also joined the cast. Boseman’s Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, first appeared in Captain America: Civil War.
Story details about The Black Panther have been kept under wraps, but will continue to follow T’Challa’s story in the MCU. Joe Robert Cole is co-penning the script with Coogler. Kevin Feige is producing the movie. The film is slated to open in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Whitaker can be seen next opposite Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner in the alien invasion drama Arrival. He also stars in the forthcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, another big-budget franchise under the Disney umbrella.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer