‘Black Panther’ Adds Letitia Wright

‘Black Panther’ Adds Letitia Wright

By Amanda Joyce Oct 21, 2016 09:50 AM
Photo Credit: E4

Black Panther is busy filling out its roles before it heads into production in just a few months. The latest addition to the cast is Letitia Wright.

Wright is best known to UK audiences for her work on television. Steadily working for the last five years, she’s appeared in Chasing Shadows, Banana, and Cucumber. Audiences around the world will recognize her for an appearance in Jenna Coleman’s final episode of Doctor Who. She most recently appeared on the big screen in Urban Hymn.

According to Variety’s initial report on the casting, Wright has been tapped to play an unknown role, though the outlet’s Justin Kroll later pegged her as “Serita” on twitter. There’s no known character with that name in the comic books, so Serita could be an original character, or the name could stand in for something else since Marvel hasn’t officially confirmed the casting yet. It’s also possible, with three of the women appearing in the movie as members of the security force the Dora Milaje (Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and Florence Kasumba), that she’s also a member of the group.

Whatever Wright’s role, she’s been added to an impressive cast. Along with Chadwick Boseman in the title role, the film also includes Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, and Winston Duke.

Black Panther will begin filming in early 2017 under the working title “Motherland,” at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios before moving on to other locations.

You’ll be able to catch Wright on the big screen before Black Panther makes it to theaters. She’ll appear in The Commuter with Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga in 2017. She’s also been cast in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Black Panther heads to theaters in February 2018.

Tags: Black Panther (2018), Ready Player One (2018), The Commuter (2017), Letitia Wright, Marvel Cinematic Universe
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