Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' Casts "Ready Player One' Actress Letitia Wright As Serita

Like Spider-Man, Black Panther made a huge impression on audiences when Civil War hit theaters earlier this year. But unfortunately for fans, the movie was pushed back to 2018 to make space for the new Spidey solo film hitting next July. Thankfully though, Marvel is certainly making the film worth the wait after bringing Creed director Ryan Coogler on board to helm the project. With Chadwick Boseman (42) returning to the lead role, the film has already put together an astonishing cast which includes the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, and Forrest Whitaker. Coogler has put together a good mix of big proven names and up and comers, with new addition Letitia Wright falling into the later category.

According to Variety, Wright will be joining the film as a new character named "Serita". Wright is best known for her work on several British TV shows including Cucumber, Chasing Shadows, and Doctor Who. She is also expected to breakout as one of the lead is Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One alongside Olivia Cooke and Tye Sheridan, which hits in early 2018. While details about her character are unknown, fans have began to speculate that she could be a member of Black Panther's female body guards the Dora Milaje.
If this turns out to be the case, Wright will be joining three other actresses cast as the Dora Milajea members including Florence Kasumba from Civil War as Ayo, Lupita Nyong'o (21 Years a Slave) as Nakia, and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Okoye. There's also been speculation that the character Serita may be a cover for a character even bigger to the Black Panther mythos. The character in question is T'Challa's younger sister Shuri, who in the comics takes up the mantle of Black Panther at a point.
Like I stated above, the cast for this film has been very impressive so far. We don't know much about the plot other than that it will directly follow the events of Civil War following the death of T'Challa's father. We know that Michael B. Jordan will be playing the film's villain Erik Killmonger, and Winston Duke (Person of Interest) is going to play Man-Ape/M'Baku. Its unknown whether Andy Serkis or Sebastian Stan will make appearances as has been rumored given their involvement with Wakanda. Killmonger is expected to be the sole villain of the movie, but that could change of M'Baku ends up suiting up as Man-Ape as well.
So what do you think of the Black Panther cast so far? Who do you think Wright is playing? Let us know below!