I think it’s a foregone conclusion to say that Marvel’s Black Panther is going to be absolutely dynamite. Between how fantastic Chadwick Boseman‘s portrayal in last year’s Captain America: Civil War was and Ryan freaking Coogler directing, I’d say there are few surer shots.
Today also brings news to the film’s expanding cast. Marvel has announced that Sterling K. Brown, known for his portrayal of Christopher Darden in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, is to play a character from Black Panther’s past by the name of N’Jobu. As far as I know, and seemingly everybody else, N’Jobu is a brand new character to the Black Panther pantheon. Marvel had little else to say about the casting at this time.
But, just in case you need a reminder of how stellar Black Panther is looking, here’s a reminder of who will be in it: Chadwick Boseman is returning, Michael B. Jordan (reuniting with Coogler after Creed), Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Basset (who, fun fact, starred in the 1995 drama Panther), Danai Gurira (probably without the samurai sword…), Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba.
Yeah, this is will rock our socks off.