PHOTO: KEVORK DJANSEZIAN/GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT/GETTY IMAGES
The actress would be cast opposite of Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther and first appeared as the superhero in “Captain America: Civil War,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Boseman will play the Black Panther/T’Challa, the warrior king of a fictional African nation named Wakanda. As for Lupita’s role, word is she’ll play the Panther’s love interest. The film will be written and directed by Ryan Coogler, who’s best known for his work on the box office hit “Creed. ‘Black Panther’ is slated to be released on February 2, 2018, with production set to begin early next year.