Forest Whitaker Goes From Rogue One To Marvel’s Black Panther

DigitalSpy is reporting that Rogue One’s Forest Whitaker is now part of the Black Panther movie coming from Marvel.

Forest Whitaker just wrapped up a huge role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and now he’s headed to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Academy Award-winning actor and Captain America: Civil War’s Florence Kasumba lead an exciting new crop of cast members confirmed by Marvel Studios for Black Panther.

Whitaker will have an all-important role as Zuri, a character Marvel describes as “an elder statesman” of Black Panther’s (Chadwick Boseman) home nation Wakanda.

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