Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Check out these amazing new photos of the “Black Panther” cast from the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly (EW). The majestic images were shot beautifully by Kwaku Alston and Matt Kennedy for Marvel Comics and is part of the magazine’s preview of Comic-Con.
As previously mentioned, “Black Panther” features a who’s who of Black Hollywood including Chadwick Boseman in the lead role along with acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan, Emmy nominee Sterling K. Brown, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and diva extraordinaire Danai Gurira.
After the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” King T’Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. However, T’Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Rounding out the “Black Panther” cast is Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Kasumba, Letitia Walker, Winston Duke and Forest Whitaker!
Check out the shots below along with descriptions of the characters provided by EW:
Chadwick Boseman is T’Challa aka “Black Panther”
The Dora Milaje is a special elite force of women agents that consist of Danai Gurira as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia and Florence Kasumba as Ayo.
Letitia Wright plays T’Challa’s sister, Shuri: “She’s responsible for amazing technological advances that Vibranium has brought about from Wakanda.”
“Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler + Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther
Daniel Kaluuya plays W’Kabi, the head of security for the Border Tribe. “They live on the borders of Wakanda and serve as the first line of defense for the country,” says executive producer Nate Moore. “As T’Challa ascends to the throne, he asks W’Kabi to serve as an advisor, trusting his friends knowledge and instincts.”
T’Challa fighting Eric Killmonger in front of The Dora Milaje
Angela Bassett is Wakanda’s queen mother Ramonda: “Her goal in the film is to help T’Challa become king of Wakanda in a peaceful transition of power, serving as a de facto advisor to the throne,” Moore says. “However, as things get complicated for our hero, she sets aside any political functions and instead operates as a mother whose sole concern is the physical well-being of both of her children.”
Danai Gurira + Lupita Nyong’o + Florence Kasumba
Winston Duke as M’Baka/Man Ape: “Winston Duke (Person of Interest) plays another leading figure in Wakanda who poses a threat to T’Challa.”
T’Challa in a face off with Eric Killmonger
Michael B. Jordan as Eric Killmonger: “Wakanda has a lot of citizens who have a lot of different ideas of Wakanda should be. Killmonger is a voice of a different side of Wakanda.”
Forest Whitaker as Zuri: “He’s somewhat a religious figure or spiritual figure,” Coogler says.
Photo Credits:Kwaku Alston and Matt Kennedy for Marvel Comics