Marvel Casts Forest Whitaker In 'Black Panther'

Following the success of Chadwick Boseman's appearance in "Captain America: Civil War," Marvel is gearing up to film a standalone movie for his character, Black Panther.

In preparation for the production of the "Black Panther" film, some details about the movie and the cast are slowly coming to light. At this year's San Diego Comic Con, Marvel announced Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, and Danai Gurira have joined the cast.

Marvel has announced another big addition to the already-promising cast: Forest Whitaker. Whitaker joined the cast as Zuri, an elder statesman from Wakanda, Screen Rant reports.

Other additions include Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba, who will play W'Kabi and Ayo, respectively.

Whitaker's casting marks his second role in the Disney family this year. He will star in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" at the end of 2016. His casting in "Black Panther" and the Marvel Cinematic Universe may be an indicator that Disney was so pleased with his performance that it wanted him for yet another major film universe.

"Black Panther" is scheduled for release on February 18, 2018. Marvel's next film, "Doctor Strange," is due out November 4, 2016.

Sources: Screen Rant, Gizmodo / Photo Credit: Screen Rant

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