Marvel announced a new addition to the upcoming Black Panther movie, Sterling K. Brown will play the role of N’Jobu. Described only as “a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past”, N’Jobu appears to be an entirely new character created for the movie.
While it’s surprising Marvel has apparently created a new character for the movie and not pulled one out of the comics, it’s not a bad thing. Sure, there are plenty of characters to pull from but expanding on the mythos is a good thing. There’s also the possibility he is playing an existing character and he’s been renamed. It’s a small possibility, but it’s still there nonetheless.
Brown joins Chadwick Boseman, as T’Challa, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba. He recently won an Emmy and is Golden Globe-nominated for his role as Christopher Darden in The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Black Panthers hits theaters February 16, 2018.
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