Black Panther Will Feature Nightshade
From Kilmonger to Man-Ape, Black Panther will feature a slew of comic book villains, and one actress has confirmed yet another will appear.
Over on Twitter, Nabiyah Be took to social media to confirm who she would be playing in Black Panther. The actress shared a still from the movie’s trailer which released recently. The image sees Be dressed in military gear, and the actress wrote, “Check out Tilda Johnson’s first appearance in Marvel.”
If you are not familiar with Tilda Johnson, then you may know the woman by another name. The Marvel Universe often refers to the character as Nightshade, and she is a recurring villain to both Captain America and Black Panther. The vixen is a genius biochemist who has an extreme love of lycanthropy. In the comics, Nightshade has an army of wolves which she commands and uses potions to see her nefarious plots through.
Born into poverty, Tilda Johnson hails from New York and gradually realizes she has a natural gift with science. Her criminal career began when she was a teenager, and she teamed up with various Marvel villains over the year. There’s no telling how Nightshade will fit into Black Panther, but fans can be sure the woman will not be on T’Challa’s side. In the comics, Nightshade has gone against the Black Panther directly using poisons and paralytics. There’s a good chance Tilda Johnson will be lending her gifts to Kilmonger as the baddie apparently seeks out assistance from Ulysses Klaw.
(The woman featured next to Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger is Nabiyah Be’s Nightshade.)