Marvel’s Black Panther movie has been on the priority list of the industry for a long time. During “Captain America: Civil War,” the debut character of Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) not only stole the show but also managed to garner a swathe of international fans. Following the growing fame and fan base of Black Panther, Marvel and Disney are ready to release a high-budget superhero movie set in Africa. Director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan from “Creed” now team up with Lupita Nyong’o for the project. There are rumors that 90 percent of the cast include black stars as the plot revolves around Wakanda and its natives.
It’s highly anticipated by most that Andy Serkis would reprise his role as traditional Black Panther archenemy Klaw, who debuted in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Likewise, Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross from Civil War would appear again in Black Panther. Both Klaw and Ross are associated with Black Panther in the comics. Screenrant says that a casting call sheet connected to the Black Panther movie is now available on Disney Casting. Although, there is no news on how legitimate the list is (thus far), it includes the roles that are still supposed to be officially unfilled at this time. As per the call sheet, the remaining traditional characters yet to be cast (as mentioned in the comics) include:
- The Man-Ape – often considered as Black Panther’s main enemy besides Klaw. His real name is M’Baku, and he is the self-declared ruler of Wakanda’s separatist Jibari Tribe. The tribe believes in the “White Gorilla Cult” and rejects Black Panther faith. As the Man-Ape, M’Baku wears an imposing suit partly built from the hide of a white gorilla. He faithfully serves villain teams such as “The Lethal Legion.”
- White Wolf – T’Challa’s adopted older brother, originally known as Hunter. Hunter is a White orphan whom King T’Chaka adopted as his son before the birth of T’Challa. This prince eventually becomes head of Wakanda’s secret police. However, Hunter gets banished by T’Challa for using banned torture methods on prisoners. This led the elder brother’s disguise behind the persona of the “White Wolf” to take revenge on his younger brother.
- Monica Lynne- the love interest of T’Challa. Miss Lyne was originally introduced as an American singer whom T’Challa met during his trips to the United States as a part-time member of The Avengers.
The filming of Black Panther will partly take place in Atlanta as Marvel continues turning Atlanta its filming home, says AJC.