Academy Award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o is reportedly in talks to play the love interest in Marvel’s Black Panther, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nyong’o, who recently starred in The Jungle Book, will join Chadwick Boseman who will play the main character of T’Challa. The film will be written and directed by Creed‘s Ryan Coogler.
Boseman as T’Challa, the warrior king of the fictional African country Wakanda, was first introduced to audiences in Captain America: Civil War.
The name of the character of Nyong’o will be playing has not been revealed yet.
Black Panther is set to be released in theaters on July 6, 2018.