Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o in Talks to Star in Marvel's Black Panther

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to play the love interest of Chadwick Boseman's superhero in Marvel's Black Panther, Variety reports.

Creed director Ryan Coogler is helming the film; Kevin Feige is producing the film that stars Boseman as T'Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda. Marvel introduced the character in Captain America: Civil War before the standalone film that's set to release in theaters on February 16, 2018.

No details have been released about Nyong'o's character.

Nyong'o recently lent her voice to Maz Kanata in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mother Wolf Raksha in The Jungle Book. She will also star in Disney's Queen of Katwe and DreamWorks' Intelligent Life.

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