SDCC: Meet Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Cast

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Marvel confirmed the main cast for Black Panther, the solo movie starring the character introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Chadwick Boseman will have a star-studded cast to support him. The announcement was made during San Diego Comic-Con International.

Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther cast, Black Panther movie, Erik Killmonger

Michael B. Jordan. (Getty)

Michael B. Jordan will work with director Ryan Coogler for a third time after giving excellent performances in Creed and Fruitvale Station. He’ll join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Erik Killmonger, T’Challa’s main rival.

Lupita Nyong'o, Maz Katana, Black Panther cast

Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o. (Getty)

Luptia Nyong’o, who has worked with Disney on The Jungle Book and Star Wars: The Force Awakens already, will star as Nakia.

Danai Gurira, Michonne, Black Panther cast

Danai Gurira. (Getty)

Danai Gurira, who is best known as the sword-wielding Michonne on The Walking Dead, will play Okoye. The character is the leader of the Dora Milaje, a group of bodyguards for the Wakanda royal family.

Black Panther hits theaters on July 6, 2018.