Forest Whitaker joins ‘Black Panther’

Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) Actor Forest Whitaker has joined the cast of Marvels “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman.

The film, directed by “Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler, also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba, reports

Boseman will play T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder.

Marvel unveiled the character in “Captain America: Civil War” in May before the standalone film hits the screens on February 16, 2018.

Whitaker will play the role of Zuri, an elder statesman in Wakanda. Kasumba will reprise her “Captain America: Civil War” role as Ayo. Kaluuya will play T’Challa confidant W’Kabi.