One of Marvel’s most highly anticipated films, BLACK PANTHER, has added another big name to its roster. Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast as N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who’s also working on the most recent draft of the script with Joe Robert Cole.
First introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, the film is the introductory film to hero Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), king of the fictional African nation Wakanda. In Civil War, his father and the most recent king died, and by the end of the film, he was secretly keeping Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier safe. Plot details for this solo film are being kept under wraps.
Brown joins an impressive cast including Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, and more.
Brown has been receiving critical acclaim over the past year for his role as Chris Darden in the limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He recently won an Emmy Award for the performance and is nominated for a Golden Globe for it this week. He also has a regular role on the hit NBC drama This Is Us.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor