Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios are now casting lead and supporting roles for the fantasy/science fiction feature film “Black Panther”. Shooting will get underway in January, 2017. Filming will take place in Atlanta, GA with possible additional filming in Africa. There are numerous roles available for African American talent, as well as roles available for other ethnicities. All talent and crew members must have legal eligibility to work in the entertainment industry in the state of Georgia and in the United States. Details below.
“Black Panther” is the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sixth installment of Phase Three. The film will center on T’Challa, the Black Panther, former king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind. “Black Panther” is going to be very unique, but still fit in the narrative that Marvel has already established.
Two-time Black Reel Awards winner Ryan Coogler will direct “Black Panther” from an adapted screenplay written by himself and Joe Robert Cole, based on characters by Hugo Awards nominees Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. AFI Award winner Kevin Feige will oversee production for Marvel Studios. Starring in “Black Panther” is two-time Black Reel Awards nominee Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, and Golden Globe Award nominee Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue/Klaw. Also joining the cast are Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, CinemaCon Award winner Michael B. Jordan, and Saturn Award nominee John Boyega. “Black Panther” is scheduled to be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Black Panther Character List:
• ULYSSES KLAW (played by Andy Serkis) – Murderer and betrayer of T’Chaka and personal archenemy of T’Challa. A powerhouse with near-absolute control of sound.
• MONICA LYNNE – A singer who saved T’Challa from drowning after being bested by Killmonger. His longest love interest, whom he pledged eternal devotion towards.
• EVERETT K. ROSS – A United States State Department employee, whose job was to escort foreign diplomats on American soil. His world changed forever when he was assigned to T’Challa, the Black Panther, the ruler of Wakanda.
• N’GASSI – Adviser to T’Challa, acting regent when he goes away on missions.
• OKOYE – One of the former Dora Milaje, a ceremonial betrothed/bodyguard of T’Challa. Okoye is of the J’Kuwali tribe and acted as a traditional, proper concomitant to the king, speaking only to the king and only in Hausa, an African dialect not widely spoken in Wakanda and thus affording the king and his wives a measure of privacy.
• QUEEN DIVINE JUSTICE – The street-smart queen of the Jabari tribe of Wakanda raised in Chicago, and former Dora Milaje (ceremonial betrothed/bodyguard) of T’Challa. She originally went by the name Chanté Giovanni Brown.
• W’KABI – T’Challa’s competent second-in-command, completely loyal to his liege.
• ZURI – A grumpy and gigantic elderly warrior. A close friend of the late T’Chaka, and one of T’Challa’s most trusted advisers.
• ACHEBE/REVERAND ACHEBE – A poor farmer somewhere in South Africa, Achebe sold his soul to the demon Mephisto. He is portrayed as a grinning, unpredictable, lunatic, warrior-mystic, regularly talking to his hand-puppet Daki with delusions that it’s truly alive, and engineering complex plots of social unrest for profit or entertainment.
• ERIK KILLMONGER – A powerful warrior and strategic genius in politics and economics.
• MALICE – Wakandan Mutate with superhuman strength, speed, and agility. She is a former Dora Milaje (ceremonial betrothed/bodyguard) of T’Challa.
• MAN-APE – Ruler of the Jabari Tribe a recognized micronation within Wakanda’s borders. M’Baku was Wakanda’s greatest warrior second only to the Black Panther. He plotted to usurp the throne with the help of the outlawed White Gorilla cult who were ancient rivals of the Black Panther cult, which basically made them heretics since Panther worship is the state religion. Founding member of the “Pan African Congress on the Treatment of Superhumans”.
• WHITE WOLF – T’Challa’s adopted elder brother and the former leader of the Hatut Zeraze, the espionage elite police of Wakanda. Exiled by T’Challa, due to using torture and assassinations in his zeal to root out potential threats to national security.
Black Panther Casting Director
All actors, extras, stand-ins, photo-doubles and crew members are required to be legally eligible to work in the entertainment industry in Atlanta and in the United States.
Principal Actor Casting Director (speaking roles only)
Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.
Black Panther Casting
Jason B. Stamey
Sarah Finn Co.
588 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Starring and supporting roles are mainly being cast through talent agents. However, if you are not signed with an agent and wish to self-submit, I highly recommend that your 8×10 color headshot and resume along with the cover letter be sent in a 9 x 12 Clear Full Face Window Envelope with the photo visible in the window.
Extras registration and casting calls will be posted here closer to the start of filming.
Crew members and vendors can submit resumes and info
Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions (see above).
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
500 S. Buena Vista Street
Team Disney Building
Burbank, CA 91521
Joe Robert Cole
Chadwick Boseman – T’Challa/Black Panther
Andy Serkis – Ulysses Klaue/Klaw
Lupita Nyong’o – TBA
Michael B. Jordan – TBA
John Boyega – TBA
T’Challa, prince of Wakanda, must rise to take the mantle of the Black Panther after his father, the king T’Chaka, is treacherously killed.