The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow, but it’s always nice to spot a familiar face among the new additions.
Winston Duke, who plays M’Baku, has confirmed that he will reprise his role in the upcoming Black Panther sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Speaking to Collider while promoting the indie drama Nine Days, Duke confirmed his involvement and teased shooting the sequel after Chadwick Boseman’s death:
“It was very emotional to read the script. It was emotional to pack to go back to set. But we’re all a bit of a family now and we grieve together, and we’re making something really special.”
Duke joins a growing list of returning Black Panther stars that include Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, and Danai Gurira. No word yet on if Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, and Florence Kasumba will be back, but I can’t see a Black Panther sequel without at least Wright’s Shuri.
Tenoch Huerta is so far the only new actor to join the ensemble. We don’t know who he is playing, but a popular rumor circulating online is that he will be the MCU’s Namor the Sub-Mariner.
On the TV side of the MCU, Deadline just reported that Josh Segarra has joined the cast of She-Hulk. Marvel had no comment on the casting. We also don’t know who he will be playing.
Segarra joins a cast that includes Tatiana Maslany (as She-Hulk), Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga, Jameela Jamil, Tim Roth (back as Abomination), and Mark Ruffalo, who will be reprising his role as Bruce Banner from previous MCU films.
This isn’t Segarra’s first time dipping his toes into the world of superheroes. He previously portrayed Adrian Chase / Prometheus in season 5 of Arrow.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and She-Hulk are both expected to release in 2022.
What do you think of Segarra joining She-Hulk? Excited to see more of Winston Duke’s M’Baku?