Forest Whitaker is set to join an already star studded cast in the upcoming Marvel’s Black Panther. Announced today via Marvel.com, Whitaker will play the role of Zuri, an elder statesmen in Wakanda.
The film has also added Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario, Black Mirror), Winston Duke (Person of Interest), and Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War).
Kasumba is going to reprise her role as the stone cold Ayo (Move or you will be moved), a member of the Dora Milaje—the personal bodyguards of T’Challah A.K.A. Black Panther. Kaluuya is playing the role of W’Kabe, a loyal confidant to T’Challah who in the comics was the head of Wakandan security and T’Challahs second in command. Duke fills the role of M’Baku A.K.A. Man-Ape. M’Baku is the leader of a rival tribe in Wakanda. He is the greatest warrior in the nation second only to T’Challah.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role as Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia and Danai Gurira as Okoye.
Marvel’s Black Panther hits theaters February 16, 2018