Black Panther Movie: Lupita Nyong'o in Talks to Play Love Interest - Report

The Oscar-winner could appear in the 2018 superhero movie.

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Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to appear in the upcoming Black Panther movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will reportedly play the Panther's love interest, though further specifics about her character were not mentioned in the report.

T'Challa AKA Black Panther is played by Chadwick Boseman, who also brought the character to life in the recent box office smash, Captain America: Civil War.

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Black Panther comes to theaters on February 2, 2018. Production is set to begin early next year. The film is being directed by Creed's Ryan Coogler, who also wrote the superhero movie's script.

Some of N'yongo's other recent high-profile roles included the voice of wolf Raksha in The Jungle Book and alien Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Patsey in 2013's 12 Years a Slave.

For more on the character Black Panther, who was first introduced into the Marvel comic universe in 1996, check out GameSpot's overview gallery.

As for Civil War, it has now made more than $750 million globally following its release in the US last week, according to Box Office Mojo.

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