Marvel's Black Panther Cast Revealed In New Images

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHERL to R Okoye, Nakia and Ayo Credit Matt Kennedy

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHERL to R Okoye, Nakia and Ayo Credit Matt Kennedy

Marvel's upcoming superhero movie gets the spotlight on the cover Entertainment Weekly this week, just in time for Comic-Con.

"In this movie, it's a little tricky to define who's a [good guy]", director Ryan Coogler told Entertainment Weekly. We learned yesterday that Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia has the important task of going undercover to make sure all of Wakanda's secrets are protected.

Yes, yes he is, and I can safely say woven Vibranium has never been worn better. "I was like, 'Holy smokes, there's a black X-Man?'" says Coogler, who's now 31. "She dresses for the job at hand, but she doesn't compromise her style".

The Wakandan tribe also gathered for an epic group portrait. He has an opinion on how the world should be run and is willing to take on T'Challa in order to bring those changes about.

Boseman said that there is a guilt that T'Challa feels about taking over the throne for his father.

Although he had a significant supporting role in last year's Captain America: Civil War, Marvel fans saw up close how much T'Challa loved his father and how driven he was to avenge him (read: capture Bucky). Characters like Klaue are obviously villains, while even Martin Freeman's Everett K. Ross, while ostensibly a good guy, could be a danger to Wakanda's security if America becomes aware of the extent of the nation's wealth.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Moore continued, the White Gorilla Cult is reimagined as a religious minority within Wakanda that lives side by side with those who worship the Panther God. "It's a line I think we're walking, and hopefully walking successfully".

The report also sheds some light on the loyalties of Michael B. Jordan's Eric Killmonger, one of the primary antagonists in the film. An exiled Killmonger, who has been driven out by his own family returns, with a new unsafe alliance to take back the throne, adding that sense of The Godfather to the MCU. "Man-Ape is a problematic character for a lot of reasons", Moore explained, "but the idea behind Man-Ape we thought was really fascinating". We do call him M'Baku.

Early comics history is rife with uncomfortable stereotypes, and Marvel's Black Panther - the first black superhero in American comics - was no exception.

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