Marvel's 'Black Panther': Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B Jordan, Danai Gurira join cast

Lupita Nyong'o plays Nakia, while Michael B. Jordan stars as T'Challa's nemesis, Erik Killmonger

Rappler.com

Published: 8:34 PM July 24, 2016

Updated: 9:06 PM July 24, 2016

BLACK PANTHER. Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan, and Chadwick Boseman with the cast of 'Black Panther' in this year's Comic-Con. Screengrab from Twitter/@Lupita_Nyongo

MANILA, Philippines – More stars have been announced to join Marvel Studio's Black Panther solo movie, which is scheduled for release in 2018. (READ: Black Panther, Marvel's African hero, in the spotlight)

On Twitter, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o shared a photo of her with the cast, including lead star Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, as well as Michael B. Jordan. (READ: Black Panther, Marvel's African hero, in the spotlight)

Lupita is confirmed to play the role of Nakia, one of the Dora Milaje or "Adored Ones," who serves as a bodyguard to T'Challa.

Michael, meanwhile, will play Erik Killmonger, Black Panther's nemesis.

Actress Danai Gurira will play Okoye, Nakia's friend.

WE HERE! #BlackPanther #SDCC2016 @Marvel @DisneyStudios @theblackpanther pic.twitter.com/OtqDzXt5XH — Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) July 24, 2016

Marvel also posted the movie logo:

Cast and new logo for Marvel's " @theblackpanther" just revealed at #MarvelSDCC! https://t.co/KlRFgZiiyL pic.twitter.com/AHDTYX0uI3 — Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 24, 2016

Black Panther made its debut in this year's Captain America: Civil War. The solo movie will be directed by Ryan Coogler.  – Rappler.com