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In an exclusive brought to us by Variety, newcomer Letitia Wright has been cast in Marvel’s Black Panther in an unknown role. Marvel has not yet commented on who she has been cast as. She will be joining Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), and Danai Gurira (Okoye).

Letitia Wright got her start in acting on TV in BBC’s Doctor Who, Cucumber, and Chasing Shadows. She will have a role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film adaptation of Ready Player One. She can be seen in her most recent film, the crime drama Urban Myth.

The current synopsis for the Black Panther film is below:

T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country.

via Marvel Studios

Marvel’s Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018. What do you think of this casting news? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

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Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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