Published On: Sat, Jan 21st, 2017

Sterling K Brown says ‘Black Panther’ film is ‘politically astute’ as Phylicia Rashad cast in new role

Fans are eagerly awaiting the next Marvel film and next year’s Black Panther is no exception with Sterling K. Brown recently joining the all-star cast.

“It is politically astute. It is incredibly socially relevant,” Brown told ET, saying that “It’s not just an action film; it addresses the climate today of Africans and African-Americans – across the country and across the world – in a way that people will really be excited about.”

After an introduction to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa/Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War the standalone film will dive deeper into the character’s mythology.

Brown simply stated that he will play the character, N’Jobu and this character has connections with T’Challa’s past.”

Black Panther will also star Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis. Creed director Ryan Coogler will be helming the project.


According to Cinemablend, Brown also mentioned Phylicia Rashad’s name as one of the cast of the movie. Rashad hasn’t been officially announced yet and it may have been an accidental mistake in Brown’s part to let her name slip.

Phylicia Rashad is a famous for her role in the sitcom The Cosby Show as Clair Huxtable.  She has also been a part of Creed, For Colored Girls, and Good Deeds.

Jordan plays the film’s villain, Erik Killmonger with T’Challa (Boseman) back in Wakanda following his father’s death and the events of Captain America: Civil War.

“Black Panther’s leadership has been threatened by two foes (Killmonger and Man-Ape) who come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje to try and defeat the enemy,” Nyong’o explained of the new film.

Black Panther will arrive in theaters on February 16, 2018.

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