Winston Duke’s role in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is about to expand, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter notes that the star was given a bigger role.
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The report notes that Duke – who plays M’Baku in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – negotiated a “heavy raise” for his return in the highly anticipated sequel. The report also mentions that Duke was given an “expanded role” in the film and in the Black Panther lore, but it is unclear what this role is.
The report comes as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to resume filming after production halted following actress Letitia Wright’s shoulder injury last year.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is again directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole. It will see the return of most of its original lead actors, including Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Letitia Wright as Shuri, and Winston Duke as M’Baku. . .
Additionally, Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) was reportedly cast as the antagonist for the upcoming film, with some fans and media speculating that he could take on the role of Namor. I can destroy you Creator-star Michaela Coel is also reportedly signed on for an undisclosed role.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently set to hit theaters on November 11, 2022, more than two years after the untimely passing of titular star and acclaimed actor Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 43 after his private four-year battle with colon cancer. .