BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Will Reportedly Bring Daniel Kaluuya's Back As W'Kabi
We've yet to receive a first look at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but a new listing suggests Daniel Kaluuya will return as W'Kabi, the Wakandan who betrayed T'Challa in 2018's Black Panther...
Following the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Studios made the decision to forge ahead with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We're expecting a new hero to take over T'Challa's mantle, but don't think this latest addition to the cast will be given the opportunity to suit up.
Based on information shared by costume designer Stacy Caballero, she's working on the movie as an Assistant Costume Designer. Among those she's helped create new looks for in the blockbuster are Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, and Daniel Kaluuya. The latter's involvement with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been rumoured for a while, but this is the closest we've come to confirmation.
Kaluuya's popularity has grown by leaps and bounds since Black Panther was released, primarily thanks to standout roles in projects like Get Out, Queen & Slim and Judas and the Black Messiah.
The actor played W'Kabi in the first film, T'Challa's best friend and a warrior from Wakanda's Border Tribe. Ultimately, he would choose to betray his King by siding with Erik Killmonger, and was seemingly jailed after fighting his fellow Wakandans and the woman he loved, Okoye. It's previously been reported that Danny Sapani, who played Border Tribe member M'Kathu, will also return.
We're not sure where W'Kabi's story could go next, but here's hoping Marvel Studios and filmmaker Ryan Coogler have a good role in mind for Kaluuya given what a great talent he is.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released in theaters on November 11.