‘Avengers: Endgame’ Nearly Had Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia From ‘Black Panther’

After some of the supporting cast of Black Panther sat out Avengers: Infinity War, it sees as though Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia was planned to return in Endgame.

While the role that Nakia would have had would not have been particularly large, Lupita Nyong’o would have returned as her Black Panther character in Avengers: Endgame during the Battle of Earth sequence. While it’s implied that she would have walked out with the others on the fields of Wakanda in spite of sitting out the previous crossover, her big moment would have come with the A-Force moment that happened late into the battle.

Avengers: Endgame concept art that has now surfaced online showcases that among the amazons leading the charge at the end of the movie, Nakia was intended to be one of them, prepared to attack with her Chakrams alongside fellow Black Panther supporting characters Shuri and Okoye. Check out the concept art with Lupita Nyong’o’s likeness below:

Lupita Nyong’o likely could not make filming for either Avengers: Infinity War or Endgame due to scheduling conflicts, but her character Nakia is expected to return in the untitled Black Panther sequel. When she returns, expect her to have a good excuse for her absence.

Here is the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame:

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Josh Brolin.

Avengers: Endgame is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Disney+.

Source: Twitter

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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