The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast features Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ryan Coogler’s 2022 movie on Disney+. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever takes place one year after the death of King T’Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman). As Wakanda residents protect a resource call vibranium, the superhuman leader of an underwater community seeks an alliance. The narrative follows T’Challa’s sister, Suri, as she embraces Wakandan traditions and transforms into a leader. Here’s every main actor and character in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Letitia Wright as Shuri
Character Profile: A Wakandan princess. She is a technology designer who doesn’t initially value traditions. Shuri emerges as the new Black Panther while seeking a special herb for her nation.
Wright’s Resume: Chantelle in Top Boy (2011), Nish in Black Mirror (2017), Altheia Jones in Small Axe (2020), June Gibbons in The Silent Twins (2022), Rosalie Otterbourne in Death on the Nile (2022)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia
Character Profile: A Wakandan spy. She moved to Haiti after “The Blip” (Avengers: Infinity War) and missed T’Challa’s funeral. Nakia helps Shuri strategize against their enemies.
Nyong’o’s Resume: Patsey in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Maz Kanata in Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens (2015), Miss Caroline in Little Monsters (2019), Adelaide Wilson/Red in Us (2019), Khadijah Adiyeme in The 355 (2022)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Danai Gurira as Okoye
Character Profile: A Wakandan army general. She fails to protect Suri during a crucial mission. Okoye later wears Midnight Angel armor and redeems herself.
Gurira’s Resume: Marei Rosa Rumbidzai in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2004), Jill in Treme (2010-11), Zainab in The Visitor (2007), Michonne in The Walking Dead (2012-22), Afeni Shakur in All Eyez on Me (2017)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Winston Duke as M’Baku
Character Profile: A Wakandan warrior. He leads a mountain tribe known as the Jabari. M’Baku tries to avoid war and hopes to become the new King.
Duke’s Resume: Cedric Jones in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2014), Dominic/Mini in Person of Interest (2014-15), Dwight in Modern Family (2016), Gabe Wilson/Abraham in Us (2019), Hawk in Spenser Confidential (2020)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Angela Bassett as Ramonda
Character Profile: The Queen of Wakanda. She addresses vibranium issues during a United Nations meeting. Ramonda protects a secret about T’Challa.
Bassett’s Resume: Reva Styles in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992), Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993), Stella Payne in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Anna May in Gunpowder Milkshake (2021)
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor
Character Profile: The king of Talokan. He is a superhuman who lives underwater. Namor seeks an alliance with Wakanda but also threatens violence.
Mejía’s Resume: Lil’ Mago in Sin Nombre (2009), Manu in Mozart in the Jungle (2015-16), El Chino in Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017), Rafael Caro Quintero in Narcos: Mexico (2018-20), Juan in The Forever Purge (2021)
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The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast also includes:
- Martin Freeman as Everett Ross
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
- Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams
- Florence Kasumba as Ayo
- Michaela Coel as Aneka
- Alex Livinalli as Attuma
- Mabel Cadena as Namora
- Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
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