Lupita Nyong’o in Talks to Appear in Black Panther

Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the Disney premiere of The Jungle Book at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, Calif., on April 4, 2016.
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Actress Lupita Nyong’o attends the Disney premiere of The Jungle Book at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, Calif., on April 4, 2016.
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Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o has comic fans raving about the possibility of becoming T'Challa's love interest in Marvel's Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther.

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T'Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman, made his appearance in this month's blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and had moviegoers in awe and eagerly awaiting Black Panther's 2018 premiere (yes, that seems so far away).

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nyong'o is in early talks to star opposite the actor. There's no telling whether the love interest will be from the comic book series. In the series, set in the fictional African country Wakanda, T'Challa was married to X-Men's Storm and was in a relationship with a singer named Monica Lynne. 

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Either way, many comic and Nyong'o fans are rooting for her. 

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