Force Awakens’ Lupita Nyong’o in Talks for Black Panther

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in negotiations to star in Marvel’s Black Panther. She’ll appear opposite Chadwick Boseman, who made his first appearance as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War.

The film, which is being helmed by Creed director Ryan Coogler, is expected to hit theaters on February 16, 2018.

Lupita Nyong'o Lupita Nyong’o using motion capture for her role as Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Nyong’o will play Black Panther’s love interest. Exact character details have not been revealed, The Hollywood Reporter said.

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