‘Black Panther’ Movie Cast: No White Actors Allowed?

‘Black Panther’ Movie Cast: No White Actors Allowed?
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The cast members “Black Panther” movie are starting to become known. Reportedly, the production team is keen to get more African American actors, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o included.


Does it mean that whites are not allowed to be part of the line-up?

In an interview with The Empire Film Podcast, as shared by Comic Book, Marvel boss Kevin Paige disclosed that majority of the actors that they are getting are either African or African-American.

“That will be amongst the best ensembles we’ve ever had,” the executive said adding, “and 90% of the cast is either African or African-American.”

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It can be noted that “Black Panther,” portrayed by Chadwick Boseman, made his debut in the highly-successful Marvel film ‘Captain America: Civil War.”

Apart from Boseman, it has been dished already that Michael B. Jordan of “Fantastic Four” and Lupita Nyong’o of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will also be part of the cast.

Movie Web hinted that the strong presence and laudable performance of Boseman as Black Panther/T’Challa in the Chris Evans-starrer, which was directed by the Russo brothers, has earned for himself a solo project.

As with the entry of Michael B. Jordan, the report dished that he would probably be the “Black Panther” movie’s “main bad guy.” It was cited that he is “no stranger to the superhero genre.”

It can be recalled that he already appeared as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in the 20th Century Fox movie which failed to make it big in the box office last year – the “Fantastic Four.”

The “Black Panther” project will already be his third collaboration with Coogler after working together in the 2013 drama “Fruitvale Station and the 2015 blockbuster “Creed.”

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