Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (“The Jungle Book,” “12 Years a Slave”) is in negotiations to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in “Creed” director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” film for Marvel Studios.
Coogler is penning and directing the project which will continue on with the character first introduced in “Captain America: Civil War”. That film has crossed the $700 million worldwide mark in just half a month.
Boseman would reprise the role of T’Challa, the warrior king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda which is rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium. N’yongo’s character has not been revealed but she will play his love interest.
Ryan Coogler, who wrote and directed Creed, is helming the comic book movie as well as writing the script. The film has set a February 2nd 2018 release date with production aiming to begin early 2017.
Source: Heat Vision