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John Kani to star in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Black Panther’

Although in 'Captain America: Civil War' T’Chaka dies, in 'Black Panther' his son is likely to bring him back in flashback scenes.

FILE: John Kani. Picture: YouTube screengrab.

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s renowned actor and the godfather of theatre John Kani is set to return to yet another one of Marvel’s upcoming film Black Panther.

Last year Kani braced our big screens as Black Panther's, also known as T’Challa and played by Chadwick Boseman, father King T'Chaka of Wakanda in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

According to WIRED, Marvel says Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King.

However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Although in Captain America: Civil War T’Chaka dies during an attack on a number of world leaders, in the upcoming Black Panther, his son and new king of Wakanda will most likely bring him back in a form of memories as he battles his enemy.

Kani will star alongside the likes of Oscar winners Lupita Nyong’o and Forest Whitaker, Winston Duke and Sterling K. Brown.

LISTEN: Find out what success means to John Kani

Meanwhile, Kani’s son Atandwa is also dropping hints about being part of the Black Panther cast.

About two weeks ago, Atandwa took to Instagram to share a picture of him and his father in Atlanta, captioned: “… Yet another film we’re both in... Wait for it!!”

Although he is not saying much on his possible role in the movie, he also posted another picture of him with Brown.

Black Panther is set for release on 16 February 2018.

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