Marvel film Black Panther broke box office records last year, becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2018, while Jordan Peele’s Us (starring two of Black Panther’s leads) opened last weekend to astonishing box office success, grossing $70 million in North America.
So what’s next for newly minted superstars Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B Jordan and Winston Duke?
Lupita Nyong’o, the model and actor who played the fierce Nakia in Black Panther and stars as Adelaide Wilson in Us, has reprised her role as Maz Kanata in the Star Wars franchise. The next and final instalment, Episode IX, is currently in post-production and is set for release shortly before Christmas.
Michael B Jordan, who played the aptly titled super villain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther, is slated to produce and star in the new Biblical action film Methuselah from Warner Bros. The film will be based on the biblical story of a man who lived to be nearly 1,000 years old and Jordan will take the titular role, reports Variety.
Methuselah is being produced by Jordan’s production company, Outlier Society, along with Heyday’s David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford.
Winston Duke, who played the Black Panther’s Wakandan rival M’Baku in both Black Panther and Avengers and plays opposite Nyong’o in Us, will join Mark Wahlberg in Boston-set crime drama Wonderland, due for release later this year.
And what about the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman? Look for him opposite Sienna Miller and Taylor Kitsch in NYPD crime thriller 21 Bridges, due out this July.
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