Black Panther Adds Star War’s Forest Whitaker & More

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Rogue One Star Forest Whitaker Joins Cast of Black Panther

Forest Whitaker will be coming back from a galaxy far far away after playing Saw Guerera in Rogue One this December. Whitaker will be heading to the great nation of Wakanda along with three others. The Academy Award-winner will play an elder-stateman named Zuri. In the comics, Zuri fought along side T’Chaka, the former King, as a loyal Wakandan warrior. After the death of T’Chaka, he became T’Challa’s loyal confidant, later sacrificing himself for the King/Black Panther.

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The More the Merrier in Wakanda

Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba join Whitaker as new residents of Wakanda. Kaluuya is playing W’Kabi. In the comics, W’Kabi was Wakanda’s Chief of Security and second-in-command to T’Challa. Along with Zuri, W’Kabi sacraficed himself to save his King against Morlun. Kasumba will reprise her role as Ayo from Captain America: Civil War. Ayo is a member of the Dora Milaje, the King’s royal security and bodyguards. She told Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow to “move…or you will be moved.” As previously posted, Duke is playing M’Baku, known as Man-Ape in the comics.

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You can catch Black Panther on February 16, 2018 at a theater near you. What do you think of the new additions to the film? Are you excited to see Forest Whitaker join the cast? What do you think these additions mean for the Black Panther movie? Let us know what you think by liking, sharing and/or commenting below.

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