Black Panther is about to begin shooting next month in Atlanta and we’ve discovered a possible synopsis for the film along with potential character confirmation for some familiar and new faces.
Here’s a possible synopsis for Black Panther according to casting call site.
The film will center on T’Challa, the Black Panther, former king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind. The plot will see T’Challa seek help from his personal body guards, the Dora Milaje, led by Okoye. Black Panther’s leadership is being threatened by two foes that come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the CIA and the Dora Milajei to try to defeat the enemy.
Their casting list for the film seemingly confirms the return of Martin Freeman as Everett Ross and Andy Serkis as the villainous Ulysses Klaue.
Starring in “Black Panther” is Saturn Award winner Danai Gurira as Okoye, two-time Black Reel Awards nominee Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, and Golden Globe Award nominee Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw. Also joining the cast are Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, CinemaCon Award winner Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Golden Globe Award nominee Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, and Florence Kasumba as Ayo.
Also in the casting list reaffirms character information for some recent additions including that Forest Whitaker‘s (Rogue One) as Zuri and Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario, Black Mirror) as W’Kabi.
Forest Whitaker recently talked about working with director Ryan Coogler and revealed some brief character details to The Empire Podcast.
“I’m excited to do it. I mean, I think Ryan’s an amazing filmmaker. I have got a chance to know him since college, so I’m excited to see what it is like to be working with him on the other side, not as a producer, but as an actor because that is how we started with Fruitvale Station.”
“He is like the shaman of this community [and] to the prince.”
This sort of lines-up with the character they have him listed as playing.
ZURI: Wakandian Warrior, formerly a close friend to King T’Chaka. A trusted aid and member of T’Challa’s inner circle.
W’AKBI: W’Kabi was the chief of Wakandan security as well as T’Challa’s loyal second-in-command.
Black Panther begins filming on January 15th with it’s release date slatted for February 16th, 2018.
SOURCE: MOVIE CASTING CALL