Lupita Nyong’o in negotiations for Black Panther

LOS ANGELES: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to join Chadwick Boseman in director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” movie.


The “Creed” filmmaker is adapting the comic book for the big screen and he wants the 33-year-old “12 Years a Slave” star to join him.

Boseman was introduced as the Black Panther in the new Captain America movie earlier this month.

N’yongo’s character has not been revealed, but insiders suggest she’s circling the role of the title character’s love interest.

“Black Panther” is scheduled to hit cinemas in February, 2018.