Black Panther: Atandwa Kani Joins Cast
Production for the highly anticipated Black Panther film is well underway. From concept art to set photos being taken in South Korea and Atlanta, any news about the film is sure to break the internet. As filming continues, more news of casting is being updated everyday which is why we are excited to announce that South African actor Atandwa Kani (Mandela) has been officially announced to be cast in Black Panther. The announcement has been confirmed by The Times Live. The actor also took to his Instagram profile to express his excitement. Check out the post below:
Kani’s management has not confirmed the role that he has been tasked with playing but according to the Black Panther IMDB page he is playing Young T’Chaka, who is Black Panther’s father. This is interesting news because Atandwa’s father John Kani was cast as King T’Chaka in last year’s box office smash Captain America: Civil War. He will also be reprising his role in the film as well. Pretty cool how father and son actors will be playing younger and older versions of the same character. That’ll be a cool story to tell during Christmas dinner.
Atandwa Kani started acting in theater. He transitioned to the small screen in American television when he was cast in The CW television series Life Is Wild. His work speaks for itself and while he may not be as widely heard of as fellow cast mates Michael B. Jordan or Angela Bassett, his talent will most certainly meet the standard that this movie requires.
Black Panther will tackle the life of T’Challa as he balances being the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda while defending his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country. Atandwa Kani joins a star studded cast that includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya, Sterling K. Brown and many more. Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) is wearing the director’s hat and the script was helmed by Joe Robert Cole (American Crime Story). Congratulations Atandwa, we are excited to see you in the movie and we are pleased to welcome you to our beloved Geek World.
Black Panther claws its way into theaters February 16, 2018.