The folks at Marvel just dropped a surprise bit of good news on us: Sterling K. Brown (who won an Emmy and is Golden Globe-nominated for his brilliant work on last year's American Crime Story) has just joined the cast of Ryan Coogler's Black Panther.
Here's Marvel's statement on the matter:
Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown has joined the cast of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther in the role of N’Jobu, a figure from T’Challa aka Black Panther’s past.
Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman in the title role alongside Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba.
Here's the part where I admit to knowing nothing about Black Panther's corner of the Marvel Universe. A cursory glance around the internet doesn't reveal much about a character named N'Jobu, so I'm guessing this is an all-new character? I'm sure if that's incorrect one of you can set me straight in the comments below. Please be gentle.
In any event, Sterling K. Brown is an excellent actor (seriously, if you still haven't seen American Crime Story: People VS OJ Simpson, you are doing yourself a great disservice; get on that immediately) and he's joining a cast already overflowing with talented performers. My hunch is that Coogler's gonna knock this thing outta the park with these guys.