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Lupita Nyong’o in Talks to Star in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to play the love interest of Chadwick Boseman’s superhero in Marvel’s “The Black Panther,” sources confirmed to Variety.

“Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler is on board to direct the film. Kevin Feige is producing the movie, which stars Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the mantel after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled the character in “Captain America: Civil War” before the standalone film hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.

Nyong’o’s exact character is unknown at this time.

Joe Robert Cole is co-penning the script with Coogler.

The Oscar winner was most recently lent her voice to “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” as Maz Kanata and “The Jungle Book” as Mother Wolf Raksha. She can be seen next in Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” opposite David Oyelowo and is also attached to star in DreamWorks’ “Intelligent Life.”

She is repped by CAA, D2 Management, and Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.



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MAY 12, 2016 10:13am PT by Borys Kit
Lupita Nyong'o in Talks to Star in 'Black Panther' (Exclusive)

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Ryan Coogler, who wrote and directed 'Creed,' is helming the comic book movie as well as writing the script.

Lupita Nyong'o, who won an Oscar for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, is in negotiations to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.

Ryan Coogler, who wrote and directed Creed, is helming the comic book movie as well as writing the script.

Boseman and Black Panther were introduced in Captain America: Civil War, which crossed the $700 million worldwide mark in under a week and a half.

The character, whose name is T’Challa, is the warrior king of Wakanda, Marvel’s fictional African nation that is rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium.

N’yongo’s character has not been revealed, although she will be the Panther’s love interest.

Black Panther has a Feb. 2, 2018, release date, with production set to start in early 2017.


N’yongo last appeared as the alien Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and lent her voice for the wolf Raksha in The Jungle Book. She also is attached to star in DreamWorks’ Intelligent Life, a sci-fi drama now seeking a director, and is nominated for a Tony Award for her work in Eclipsed.

N’yongo is repped by CAA, D2 Management and Del Shaw.



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Before the announcement of Lupita in talks to appear in the BP film, many folks online speculated that Beyoncé may play Monica Lynne.

I hope Lupita joins the cast, but I would rather she play Shuri, also known as the Black Panter.


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MAY 12, 2016 1:00pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Black Panther': Which Character Will Lupita Nyong'o Portray?

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Meet the love interests (and more!) of Marvel's African hero.

As The Hollywood Reporter revealed earlier Thursday, Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to join Ryan Coogler's Black Panther. While the identity of the character she would play remains a mystery, sources told THR that she will play the love interest of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa, the eponymous hero and ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.

There's just one problem with that idea. Traditionally, the Black Panther hasn't been shown as a character with a lot of time for romance — and the one character he's most closely associated with in that area is essentially off-limits to Marvel Studios. With that in mind, here are five possibilities for who Nyong'o might end up bringing to life in the 2018 movie.

Monica Lynne

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A longtime love interest of the Black Panther, Lynne is an American professional singer who met the hero when he rescued her from the racist organization The Sons of the Serpent in 1970's Avengers No. 73. Although the relationship between the two mostly happened behind the scenes, Lynne was shown in Wakanda during the Black Panther's first solo run in the Jungle Action series, and was even engaged to the hero during the 1991 series Black Panther: Panther's Prey. The reason why the two split was never revealed.

Malaika

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If Monica Lynne's relationship with T'Challa happened mostly off-panel, she was still luckier than Malaika, whose entire relationship with the hero happened before the character was introduced in the 1988 Black Panther Vol. 2 series. Well, mostly before — the two, it's heavily implied, share an afternoon together in Paris in the series; Malaika is the Wakandan trade ambassador to Paris, as well as a member of the Order of the Panther. Clearly, however, she's not that central to Black Panther's life; she never appeared again outside of the 1988 series.

Storm (Kind Of)

Arguably the most high-profile love interest of the Black Panther's comic book career is one that Marvel Studios can't bring to the big screen. In 2006, Marvel announced with much fanfare that the Black Panther would be marrying the X-Men character Storm, with an entire six-issue Storm miniseries created to tell the previously unknown backstory of the romance between the two. (In reality, they had co-starred in a story that appeared in 1980's Marvel Team-Up No. 100 that established the two had met as children, but had no other significant contact before the publisher's announcement.)

The two were married in Black Panther Vol. 4 No. 18, with Storm becoming the queen of Wakanda in the process. That state of affairs didn't last very long, however; the 2012 Avengers vs. X-Men comic book series set the couple on opposite sides of the conflict, leading to T'Challa annulling the marriage in his role as High Priest of the Panther Clan.

With Storm making her re-appearance in Fox's X-Men movies with this month's X-Men: Apocalypse (Alexandra Shipp replaces Halle Berry in the role), it's unlikely that Marvel would be able to use her in a Black Panther movie even if they wanted to. But could the studio create a stand-in who is Storm in all-but-name, fulfilling the concept of an African superhero and childhood sweetheart without running afoul of attorneys?

Queen Divine Justice

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The wonderfully named Queen Divine Justice might not have been a love interest per se of the Black Panther, but her comic book history — the daughter of the chieftain to a tribe outlawed by T'Challa, she was exiled to and raised in Chicago before serving as one of the Dora Milaje, the bodyguards to the king of Wakanda, and drawn into conflicts with the Black Panther's enemies — makes her one of the most formidable women in the entire Black Panther mythos. (For those curious, eventually her tribe was returned to full status by a repentant T'Challa, and she was released from her duties as Dora Milaje so that she could lead her people.)

Shuri

Again not a love interest, Shuri is not only T'Challa's half-sister, but also his equal. Indeed, she claimed the mantle of the Black Panther for her own when she replaced T'Challa as the ruler of Wakanda, following the latter's collapse into a (thankfully temporary) comatose state. Even before her time as the Wakandan queen, Shuri had dealt with alien invasions and attacks by super powered beings; once she was in charge of the country, she successfully fought off threats from Doctor Doom, Thanos and declared war on Atlantis. Suffice to say, Shuri was no pushover — as proven by her sacrifice to save her country ahead of the massive Secret Wars comic book storyline last year.

Black Panther is scheduled for a Feb. 2, 2018, release.



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Lupita Nyong'o set to star in Marvel superhero movie Black Panther
Star of 12 Years a Slave in line to play the love interest opposite Chadwick Boseman as the warrior king of Wakanda

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o is in line to star as the Black Panther’s love interest in Creed director Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Marvel Studios epic about the first black superhero.

The Mexican-Kenyan star of 12 Years a Slave and Star Wars: The Force Awakens is in talks to take on the unspecified role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Get On Up star Chadwick Boseman will play Black Panther, otherwise known as T’Challa. The superhero is the king of a fictional African kingdom called Wakanda, which in the Marvel universe is famous for its rich deposits of vibranium, the unbreakable metal used to make Captain America’s shield. T’Challa duly makes his first appearance in the current Marvel epic Captain America: Civil War, with Boseman winning strong notices for his pivotal turn.

Coogler won the Black Panther director’s seat after Rocky spin-off Creed picked up critical plaudits, a box-office haul of £173.5m and a best supporting actor nod for Sylvester Stallone earlier this year. The 29-year-old director previously debuted with the race-themed biopic Fruitvale Station in 2013.

As well as her mo-capped Star Wars turn as diminutive orange-skinned extra-terrestrial Maz Kanata, Nyongo’o recently voiced the wolf Raksha in Disney’s smash hit remake of The Jungle Book. She is due to play a mysterious woman who turns out to be an extraterrestrial in the science-fiction thriller Intelligent Life, and will play the mother of a Ugandan chess prodigy in Disney’s true life-inspired The Queen of Katwe.



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I think Lupita would be awesome as Shuri.

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‘Black Panther’ Cast to Be “90% African or African-American,” Says Kevin Feige
BY DAVE TRUMBORE 23 HOURS AGO

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Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) was introduced on the big screen to audiences in Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War, and the ultimate result of that introduction is a lot of anticipation for the Wakandan king/superhero’s standalone film in 2018. There’s a lot to be excited about here, and not only because of Marvel’s superbly successful handling of the relatively unknown character, as far as general audiences are concerned. With Boseman serving as the capable anchor for the cast, and with accomplished writer/director Ryan Coogler at the helm, Black Panther could be Marvel’s crowning sociocultural achievement.

In an episode of The Empire Film Podcast (via Comicbook.com), both the Russo Brothers and Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige stopped by to chat about Captain America: Civil War and all of the decisions that went into the making of the film. The conversation with Feige eventually turned to Black Panther and its increasingly excellent cast, one which will also feature Oscar-winning Kenyan actor Lupita Nyong’o and superstar-in-the-making Michael B. Jordan.

Here’s what Feige had to say:

“That will be amongst the best ensembles we’ve ever had and 90% of the cast is either African or African-American.”


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Clearly it’s not much in the way of plot details, but there’s a lot you can infer from this brief statement. One can assume that the plot will unfold in the nation of Wakanda where Black Panther, a.k.a. T’Challa, and his allies fight back against enemies who seek to supplant them from their rightful ruling position. And though much of the cast or their roles has yet to be announced, you can expect to see some familiar faces from elsewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As for that remaining 10%, I would be surprised if Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross didn’t make an appearance as well. Maybe we’ll even see Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue make a return.

It’s great that Marvel will be releasing a film that not only has an African superhero as a lead character, but is honest to the story’s setting with respect to its cast. This should be common sense; unfortunately common sense takes a while to work its way through Hollywood culture. Feige commented on that idea as follows:

“It’s a step that Marvel took many years ago in the comics, as well. It felt like it’s more than time to do that in the movies.”


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In February of 2018, fans everywhere will be able to see this idea come to life. There’s much more from Feige and the Russos on the podcast episode, including a tease as to where and when we might next see Bucky and Black Widow, so be sure to take a listen to the two-hour interview.



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Marvel's 'Black Panther' Is Going to Be So Lit, Says Twitter

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Marvel announced a Black Panther film back in 2014. But this week, two casting announcements have fans excited about just how lit the superhero movie, due out in 2018, will be.

The Hollywood Reporter reported friday that Michael B. Jordan, star of Creed and Fruitvale Station, joined the production; Oscar winner and #OscarsSoWhite advocate Lupita Nyong'o began talks to join the film as well. Jordan and Nyong'o will join Chadwick Boseman who plays the movie's titular hero and director Ryan Coogler, whose past credits include Creed and Fruitvale Station.

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Ryan Coogler (left) and Michael B. Jordan (right)

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As news of the casting announcements piled up, Twitter couldn't contain its collective enthusiasm anymore — thus a hashtag was born: #BlackPantherSoLit.

Posters using the hashtag expressed the sheer joy of seeing so many of Hollywood's young, black stars share the screen together in a film helmed by Coogler, who has a knack for making critically acclaimed films with fully developed black characters. People tweeting their excitement about the film included director Ava Duvernay and Twitter user ReignofApril, who began the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag.



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MAY 13, 2016 1:31pm PT by Borys Kit
Michael B. Jordan Joins Marvel's 'Black Panther' (Exclusive)

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Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman

It is unclear whom Jordan would play, but one source told THR that it could be a villain.

Michael B. Jordan will reteam with his Creed director, Ryan Coogler, for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, inking a deal to join movie's buzzy cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

This marks the third time that Jordan will work with Coogler, who is both helming the comic book movie and writing the script with Joe Robert Cole.
The first time the director and Jordan worked together was for the indie drama Fruitvale Station.

Chadwick Boseman is toplining Black Panther, while Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to star alongside him.

It is unclear whom Jordan would play, but one source told THR that it could be a villain. Marvel had no comment.


Boseman and Black Panther were introduced in Captain America: Civil War, which crossed the $700 million worldwide mark in under a week and a half.

The lead character, whose name is T’Challa, is the warrior king of Wakanda, Marvel’s fictional African nation that is rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium.

Black Panther has a Feb. 16, 2018, release date, with production set to start in early 2017.


Panther won’t be Jordan’s superhero-movie debut. Last year, the actor starred as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox’s Marvel film Fantastic Four.

Jordan currently is developing a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair as an acting vehicle. He also will produce the remake along with Joe and Anthony Russo.

Jordan is repped by WME, MGMT Entertainment and Bloom Hergott.



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Has she signed to do the movie? I hope she does. She kinda looks like the character..

I do hope there are a lot of games and action figurines put out for the characters. I will see this movie several times, in order to make sure the sales are high.

Beyonce would make a good Monica Lynne..

I am waiting on this movie!!!! :D :D
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A lot of annoucements came from the recent comic-con.

I need to post a slew of articles regarding the Black Panther film, when time allows.

Like a King....

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