It’s official: Forest Whitaker is the latest actor to join Marvel’s all-star cast for Black Panther. The comic group confirmed the news in an official statement to Variety on Saturday.
In recent months since Marvel announced the feature film, more stars have been added to the roster to tell the story of King T’Challa, an African prince who must rise to power in the wake of his father’s death. The Academy Award winner will be joining Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Michael B. Jordan in the epic film. The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya, star of the upcoming thriller Get Out, will also appear in the film. Whitaker will reportedly play the role of Zuri, an elder statesman in Wakanda, according to Variety.
Black Panther will premiere in theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.