‘Black Panther’ Cast Stuns, Shares Character Deets in New ‘Entertainment Weekly’

By Sameer Rao Jul 12, 2017

Entertainment Weekly highlights the stars and crew of "Black Panther," the first Marvel movie with an entirely Black leading cast, in the cover story package for this week’s Comic-Con preview issue.

The print magazine will debut on Friday (July 14), but several of the stories were posted online today (July 12). They offer exclusive photos and a behind-the-scenes look at Ryan Coogler‘s ("Creed") upcoming superhero flick, including character and plot revelations. They include:

  • An explainer on the movie’s central plot, which follows Black Panther/T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman, "Get On Up") as he inherits his deceased father’s crown and struggles with internal chaos and external plots to rule the isolationist African nation of Wakanda
  • A Q&A with star Boseman, who discusses Black Panther’s conflicts and relationships with other characters
  • Reflections from cast members Danai Gurira ("The Walking Dead"), Lupita Nyong’o ("Queen of Katwe") and Boseman, as well as director Coogler and producers Nate Moore and Kevin Feige ("Captain America: Civil War") on the characters’ motivations and extraordinary skills
  • A gallery of 20 never-before-seen photos from the film set 

The movie’s full leading cast includes Boseman as Black Panther; Gurira as Okoye, leader of Wakanda’s all-women Dora Milaje special forces; Nyong’o as Nakia, a Dora Milaje member and Black Panther’s love interest; Michael B. Jordan ("Creed") as treasonous adversary Erik KillmongerDaniel Kaluuya ("Get Out") as ally and confident W’KabiAngela Bassett ("Close to the Enemy") as mother RamondaForest Whitaker ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") as Wakandan elder Zuri; and Letitia Wright ("Glasgow Girls") as Shuri, Black Panther’s younger sister and Wakanda’s technological leader. They all feature in this group portrait, dressed as their characters: