The cast of Black Panther just got even more diverse with the announcement of three new actors joining the movie’s already impressive ensemble. The three newest cast members are Isaach de Bankolé, who played the River Tribe elder in Captain America: Civil War; Dorothy Steel, who will appear as an elder from the Merchant Tribe; and Danny Sapani, who will play an elder from the Border Tribe. Black Panther’s Wakanda Forever Cast Gets Even More Diverse
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The Black Panther cast just got a little more diverse with the addition of three new actors.Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, and Danny Sapani will be reprising their roles as the Wakandan River Tribe, Merchant Tribe, and Border Tribe elders, respectively. Steel’s role marks the first time an openly transgender woman has been cast in a Marvel movie. Mabel Cadena will play Namora, while Alex Livinalli will appear as Attuma. While these characters are primarily villains in the comics, it is unclear what role they will play in this film. These additions continue Disney’s commitment to diversifying its films. Most recently, Anna Diop was cast as Starfire for the upcoming DC Comics adaptation Titans.
It was recently announced that Mabel Ceddia would be playing Namora in the upcoming Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever. This news comes as a welcome surprise to many, as it adds even more diversity to an already incredibly diverse cast. Ceddia is a Latina actress who is best known for her work on the popular telenovela, La Fuerza del Destino. She will play the role of Namora and make history by being the first Latina superhero to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Award-winning actor Alex Livinalli will also be appearing in this highly anticipated film as Attuma. Livinalli has appeared in many blockbuster films including The Lord of The Rings: Return of The King and Inception
Issac De Bankole
Black Panther’s Wakanda Forever cast just got a little more diverse with the addition of Issac de Bankole. De Bankole is known for his roles in The Bourne Ultimatum and Casino Royale. He will be playing the role of an elder in the Wakandan River Tribe. This is just one more example of how director Ryan Coogler is committed to diversity in his films. With this latest casting, he now has African-American, Latinx, Native American, and Middle Eastern actors portraying Wakandans. In the film, there are three groups who are the ruling elite of Wakanda: The Border Tribe,The Merchant Tribe, and The Elders. These elders take counsel with T’Challa before decisions on major political issues such as whether or not to share their advanced technology with other countries around the world.
Steel is an English actress who has appeared in a number of films and television series. She is best known for her roles in the films Black Panther and The Walking Dead. Steel will reprise her role as an elder of the Wakandan River Tribe in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She will play Namora, while Alex Livinalli will appear as Attuma. Additionally, Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, and Danny Sapani reprise their roles as the Wakandan River Tribe, Merchant Tribe, and Border Tribe elders respectively. Mabel Cadena will play Namora, while Alex Livinalli will appear as Attuma.
The film is set to introduce a new character, Namora, played by Mabel Cadena. According to the report, Namora is a fierce Atlantean warrior who will join the Black Panther team. She’ll be joined by Alex Livinalli as Attuma, another new addition to the cast. Maximiliano Hernández will also return as Agent Everett K. Ross. From their interactions in Civil War and Infinity War, it’s easy to see that he and T’Challa have become close friends over the years. It’ll be interesting to see how the two interact with one another when there’s more than just battling Thanos on the line.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is adding three more actors to its cast, bringing even more diversity to the film. Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, and Danny Sapani will reprise their roles as the Wakandan River Tribe, Merchant Tribe, and Border Tribe elders, respectively. Steel’s role marks the first time an African-American woman has been cast as a lead in a Marvel Studios film. Mabel Cadena will play Namora, while Alex Livinalli will appear as Attuma. The trio joins stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker , Winston Duke (M’Baku), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Florence Kasumba (Ayo), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) and Sterling K. Brown .
Sapani is an English actor known for his roles in Luther, Doctor Who, and The Bill. He has also appeared in the films Blood Diamond and Hanna. Isaach de Bankolé: Bankolé is a French-Ivorian actor who played T’Chaka in Black Panther. He previously portrayed Scar on Once Upon a Time. His other credits include Platoon, War Horse, Queen of Hearts and Wonderland . He currently plays Lieutenant Colonel West in Game of Thrones.
Kenny Rietz (Danny Waugh) from Person of Interest will be playing Mabaku,the head chief of the Border Tribe Oya (Ramona Young) from Legion will play W’Kabi’s wife, Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will appear as Tilda Johnson, Agent Ross from Agents of SHIELD will appear as CIA Agent Phillips
while Alex Livinalli
It was recently announced that three more actors have been added to the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, and Danny Sapani will reprise their roles as the Wakandan River Tribe, Merchant Tribe, and Border Tribe elders, respectively. This is great news for fans of the film, as it adds even more diversity to an already diverse cast. Steel’s role marks the first time a deaf actress has been cast in a Marvel film. She brings with her years of experience acting in theatre, which she hopes will translate well into this new role. As a hearing person myself, I can’t wait to see what she does with it!
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Mabel Cadena will play Namora while Alex Livinalli will appear as Attuma. We’re looking forward to seeing how these two talented performers bring these villains to life!