Hold on to Your Butts: Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Marvel’s Black Panther

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Is this real life? Is Lupita Nyong’o really in talks to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s Black Panther?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, yes!

They don’t have much else to say except she’s in negotiations and “N’yongo’s character has not been revealed although she will be the Panther’s love interest.”

This…is…huge!

I know everyone is going to hope she’s playing Storm (if Marvel can figure out the rights issue) but any thoughts on who else you could see her playing from Marvel lore? The film, being directed by Creed’s Ryan Coogler is set for a February 2, 2018 release.

Here’s a trailer for her latest role in Disney’s Queen of Katwe.

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10 Responses to “Hold on to Your Butts: Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Marvel’s Black Panther

  1. Zefram Mann says:

    “I know everyone is going to hope she’s playing Storm (if Marvel can figure out the rights issue) “

    I would greatly appreciate it if not one single frame of that movie makes any reference whatsoever to Hudlin’s execrable run on the comic, including that particular out-of-nowhere plot point.

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  3. wondercube says:

    lost my butt after watching this whoa

  4. Adrian says:

    Between Lupita maybe joining Black Panther and Supergirl moving to CW, the universe has decided today is a day to play with people’s emotions.

  5. If not Storm (though she’d be perfect as Storm), please be Spectrum/Captain Marvel/Monica Rambeau!

  6. bandit_queen says:

    I’m starting to worry that they’re going to get me so excited for this movie that it can’t possibly live up to my expectations.

  7. the silver ravens says:

    ooo my betting money is on that she will be playing his sisters who also becomes the black panther at some point