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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 2: Sterling K. Brown from NBCUniversal's 'This Is Us' poses for a portrait at the 2016 Summer TCAs Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 27th, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Maarten de Boer/Getty Images)

Emmy award winning actor Sterling K. Brown joins Marvel’s Black Panther!

Marvel Studios has announced that Emmy-winning actor Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, This is Us) has joined the cast of their upcoming film Black Panther. Brown will play the role of N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa’s past.

He joins a cast that includes Chadwick Boseman as the title hero alongside Michael B. Jordan (CreedFruitvale Station), who will play Erik Killmonger (a villain in the source material), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A SlaveStar Wars: The Force Awakens) as Nakia (a former member of Wakanda’s Dora Milaje, now an agent of Killmonger), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of ScotlandRogue One: A Star Wars Story) as elder statesman Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya (SicarioGet Out) as T’Challa’s confidant W’Kabi, Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War) reprising her role as Ayo, Winston Duke as M’Baku, aka the villain Man-Ape, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye (a member of the Dora Milaje, the wives-in-training for the King of Wakanda), Letitia Wright (Ready Player One), and Angela Bassett (What’s Love Got to Do With It, Olympus Has Fallen) as Ramonda, mother of T’Challa.

 With a script by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, the latter will direct the Kevin Feige-produced film which begins shooting in January in Atlanta, Georgia. The film will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.


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