Sterling K. Brown is the latest in a long line of incredibly talented actors to join Marvel’s Black Panther. The recent Emmy winner and Golden Globe nominee—for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story—will play N’Jobu, described as a figure from T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a.k.a. Black Panther’s past. That character name doesn’t ring any bells and I can’t find anything on him, so this could be an original character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Brown is now the second star of NBC’s new hit drama This Is Us to join the MCU. His co-star Chris Sullivan plays a Ravager known as Taserface in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this year.
Director Ryan Coogler might have to be renamed The Real-Life Collector with the way he keeps adding talent to his film. Brown joins a cast that already includes Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba.
Marvel’s Black Panther is set to begin production very soon in Atlanta, GA and will be released on February 16, 2018.