It’s not known who Nyong’o would play in the film, but she’s described as the title character’s love interest in the Ryan Coogler directed movie.
Black Panther is the chieftain of the Panther Clan in the fictional African country of Wakanda. His powers are derived from a special herb that grants him superhuman strength, speed, and stamina. Andy Serkis is also onboard as the villainous Ulysses Klaue, with Martin Freeman also expected to show up as Everett Ross. Marvel first dropped hints about this long-awaited project in Iron Man 2, where the map of Wakanda was briefly displayed. However, it took them longer to perfect the script than originally planned, moving the character’s movie back to 2018.