First a Star Wars film, then The Jungle Book and now Black Panther for Marvel. Seems like Lupita Nyong’o really, really likes Disney!
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that the Oscar winning Nyong’o is in negotiations to join Ryan Coogler’s film. Her character has not been named, but it is said that she will be playing the love interest to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.
Nyong’o seems to be a little overqualified to be playing a simple love interest, but Marvel films typically have their love interests do more than just stand around to be rescued.
Black Panther opens February 2, 2018.