The cast of Marvel’s Black Panther has been the talk of the town ever since word got out Creed director Ryan Coogler would be at the helm. More news of the film–set to hit theaters in 2018–was revealed at the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, which only solidified just how lit the film will be.
Joining the Black Panther himself Chadwick Boseman is Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan. According to Marvel, Jordan will play the resident bad guy Erik Killmonger who is the son of an exiled Wakandan that was hired to kill T’Challa’s father. Since being exiled, Killmonger has developed a deep hatred for the Black Panther and returns in an attempt to usurp the Black Panther.
Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o will bring to life Nakia who is part of Dora Milaje, a skilled group of bodyguards to the king. In the comics, Nakia is described as an intimidating 6’0 160 pounds. It’s unclear what story arch she will occupy, but a lot of a** kicking should take place. Lastly, Walking Dead star Danai Gurira rounds out the cast playing Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje who has gained the Black Panther’s loyalty.
To cap off the amazingness that is the Black Panther cast, the logo for the film was also revealed.