Sterling K. Brown Talks ‘Black Panther’; Phylicia Rashad Joins Cast

Phylicia Rashad Black PantherLast week, it was announced that actor Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, This Is Us) has joined the cast of Marvel’s Black Panther film as N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa’s past. However, in a recent interview with The Undefeated, Brown let slip that another actor has joined the film who wasn’t previously announced, with Creed actress Phylicia Rashad.

Although who she is playing, he didn’t say, but hopefully it will be announced who Rashad is playing in the film. Here is what Brown said about joining this project.

“I just worked with Chad on a film called Marshall, about Thurgood Marshall. He’s such a talented human being and a deep soul. He’s the perfect personality to fully inhabit T’Challa. So, to rejoin him, and to work with Academy Award winners … to be with Michael B. Jordan after the incredible work he’s done in Creed. Danai Gurira, Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker — like, it’s embarrassing. I’m good at what I do — I don’t try to do any sort of false modesty — but, ‘Wow! I get to be with all of you people!?!’ I think Ryan Coogler is one of the great storytellers that we have working today. The meeting I had with Nate Moore before I even got to chance to audition for Panther, and to see the level of knowledge, and just passion that he has for the whole universe, and for this project in particular … it’s in such good hands. I worked with Joe Robert Cole — he was one of our writers on The People vs. O.J. who co-writes with Ryan Coogler [on Panther]. Like, everyone is so good at what they do.”

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa a.k.a. Black Panther, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Florence Kasumba as, Ayo, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Sterling K. Brown as N’Jobu, with Letitia Wright in mystery role and Martin Freeman reprising the role of Everett K. Ross, opens in theaters on February 18, 2018. The screenplay comes from Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.

Source: The Undefeated

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • AlphaBlu

    ‘Wow! I get to be with all of you people!?!’

    What do you mean, “you people”?

    😛

  • Peter James

    Damn, that cast is freakin’ crazy, yo!

    2 Oscar winners (Whitaker and Nyong’o).
    2 of the grand dames of black female actresses ( Bassett and Rashad)

    A whole bunch of kickass up-and-coming black actors and actresses (Gurira, Boseman, Jordan, Kaaluye)

    …and one of the hottest young directors at the helm.

    PLEASEBEGOOD!!
    PLEASEBEGOOD!!
    PLEASEBEGOOD!!

  • Axxell

    This is probably the biggest scaled sci fi project with an almost entirely black cast. Can’t wait to see the end result.