*Newcomer Letitia Wright has joined the cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther” and will reportedly play the mystery role of Serita, who’s part of the Wakanda community,” according to Variety.
Chadwick Boseman stars in the title role. His alter-ego, T’Challa, is the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the throne after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled Black Panther character in “Captain America: Civil War” in May and his standalone film hits theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.
Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira co-star in the film. “Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler will direct.
Wright got her start on TV in the British series “Doctor Who,” “Cucumber,” and “Chasing Shadows.” She recently landed a key role in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming big-budget tentpole “Ready Player One,” beating out dozens of young actresses to costar opposite Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke.
“Ready Player One” bows on Mar. 30, 2018. Wright was most recently seen in Michael Caton-Jones’ crime drama “Urban Hymn.”
Below, a BAFTA spotlight on Wright: