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Sterling K Brown Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Emmy winner to play N’Jobu, a character from Marvel hero’s past

Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast of “Black Panther,” Marvel announced Thursday.

The Emmy winner will play N’Jobu, a character from T’Challa’s past. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker.

“Beyond thrilled to be joining this immensely talented group of actors & storytellers! Thank you for a seat at the table!” Brown tweeted on Thursday.

The actor recently won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors on the O.J. Simpson case, in “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” He also received SAG Award nominations and NAACP Image Award nominations for the role.

He currently stars in NBC’s “This Is Us.” His other credits include “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” and “Our Idiot Brother.”

Brown will also star alongside Boseman in another project. In May, TheWrap exclusively reported that both actors would star in “Marshall,” the biopic about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

“Black Panther,” directed by Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”), opens wide on February 16, 2018. The character became a quick fan favorite after appearing in last year’s “Captain America: Civil War.”