Hollywood sensation Lupita Nyong’o is currently in talks to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in the Marvels’s Black Panther.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Academy Award-winning Kenyan actress is currently in negotiations to play T’Challa’s love interest.
However, no name has been revealed for the character at this time.
The superhero movie is being written and directed by Ryan Coogler.
Casting for the film is just getting underway for the superhero movie, but a few potential characters are known already.
In addition to Boseman’s T’Challa, the film could bring back Avengers: Age of Ultron’s Andy Serkis as villain Ulysses Klaue, and Captain America: Civil War’s Martin Freeman as government agent Everett Ross.
Florence Kasumba could also be featured as Black Panther’s scene-stealing security chief.
Black Panther will be Lupita’s fifth consecutive project with Disney, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Jungle Book, Queen of Katwe, and Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Her upcoming non-Disney projects include DreamWorks’ Intelligent Life, a sci-fi drama scripted by Jurassic World‘s Colin Trevorrow.
She can also currently be seen on Broadway in Eclipsed.
Black Panther is set to premiere in theaters on February 16, 2018.
It will be the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source – Kiss 100.