Kamaru Usman to star in Black Panther. The UFC welterweight champion will make an appearance in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be released on November 11.
Usman’s role was first mentioned by UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier at the UFC 277 weigh-in ceremony.
It is unclear what part Usman will play in the Ryan Coogler-helmed movie that picks up the Black Panther saga after the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman in 2020.
ComicCon: San Diego
At San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was unveiled. The cast and crew of the movie shared an emotional moment on stage after seeing the footage for the first time. The trailer also pays tribute to Boseman.
Tribute to Chadwick Boseman
“Chad is no longer with us physically, but his spirit, his passion, his genius, his pride, his culture, and the impact that he had made on this industry will be felt forever,” Coogler said on stage in San Diego. “We put our love for Chadwick into this film.”
Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, and Angela Basset are among the cast members who had previously appeared in the film. Likewise newcomers Tenoch Huerta and Dominique Thorne. This is what the welterweight champion shared on his twitter:
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Usman: The Black Panther?
The reigning UFC champion has long teased his desire to land a role in the Black Panther sequel, including a mockup he posted on Instagram a few years ago where he was wearing the outfit made for T’Challa as portrayed by Boseman in Captain America: Civil War.
Check out the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever below, with the film set for release in theaters on November 11. Kamaru Usman to star in Black Panther
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