Comic-Con: 'Black Panther' Reveals Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan Character Details
Chadwick Boseman proved why he is Marvel royalty.
Black Panther leapt into Hall H Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con to reveal more details about the anticipated comic book adaptation.
Director Ryan Coogler said it was an “emotional” expedience getting to come to Hall H — a place he first visited as a fan in 2009. He introduced star Chadwick Boseman, who plays the Wakandan king and hero, who told the crowd, “Ryan has beautiful things in store for us.”
Then they surprised fans by introducing Lupita Nyong'o, whose character was revealed to be Nakia, who has a long history in the comics, sometimes as a potential wife for T'Challa and later as a villain named Malice.
Frequent Coogler collaborator Michael B. Jordan was revealed to be playing Erik Killmonger, an expert fighter and nemesis of Black Panther, while star Danai Gurira was revealed as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, the personal body guards of the Black Panther.
Though Coogler was a Comic-Con vet, it was Boseman’s first time, who said he could feel it “it vibrating in my core.” It was also the first trip for Nyong'o.
Black Panther is set for release on Feb. 16, 2018.