BREAKING: Sterling K. Brown Joins ‘Black Panther’ Cast in the Role of N’Jobu

Sterling K. Brown in "This Is Us" (NBC)

Sterling K. Brown in “This Is Us” (NBC)

He’s definitely having a moment and rightfully so!

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.

The studio made the announcement just moments ago.



No other details on N’jobu at this time, although Black Panther experts can chime in and enlighten the rest of us on who exactly the character is (a Google search didn’t reveal anything).

Brown recently won an Emmy Award and is Golden Globe-nominated for his portrayal of Christopher Darden in “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” The veteran stage and screen actor also garnered Screen Actors Guild and NAACP Image award nominations for the role as well as for the critically acclaimed NBC series “This Is Us.”

Directed by Ryan Coogler, “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.

The film arrives in theaters on February 16, 2018.

5 Comments

  1. Congrats to Sterling Brown! I know that both CareyCarey and Accidental Visitor will have a field day with this additional casting! It’s too black for those black men! They don’t feel a film that black can do as well as an all white film in the same category! Here’s hoping that Ryan Coogler can prove them wrong!

    • Did I hear someone call my name? Oh, it’s just that damn TroubleMaker trying to start some mess.

      But I’ll be his huckleberry, today. Listen, I don’t know what S&A’s resident complainer is talking about. I mean, I believe I said history has shown that “black films” do not do as well as white films, period. Of course the reasons behind such is… well… I’m not going there. I’d suggest reading Andre Seewood’s post “Why White People Don’t Love Black Movies”. That post, along with the comments from many whtes, tells the whole story.

      But in support of my prediction about this movie… first, I am not crazy about the director’s “abilities”, okay. On top of that, he’s venturing on sacred ground… Comic Book land. Come on now, I know I don’t have to explain what or who lives in that neighbor.

      And look, although “we” might spend our money on films other than comedies, history says you will go broke betting on black films and black folks showing up to fill your box office.

      I’m just sayin’, there’s nothing leaning in favor of this film’s success. And wishful thinking is like a dream.

  2. “OH LORD, the herd is piling on the rabbit. But look, as I said, I did get his drift and I must say, I agree. I mean, history…
    – CareyCarey

    I copied what you said. First, you agreed with Accidental Visitor’s views on “too
    many black faces” in the film. Then you went on and said history says just to cover yourself! You need to keep it real! There has never been a black comic book film on the same level like Black Panther. Blade doesn’t count! So I don’t get when you say history says because there is nothing out there to compare this film!

    “And look, although “we” might spend our money on films other than comedies, history says you will go broke betting on black films and black folks showing up to fill your box office.” Well you need to tell that to Tyler Perry, Will Packer and Tyler’s clone David E. Talbert because they sure making alot of money off black films!

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