January 10, 2017


Is Phylicia Rashad the Newest 'Black Panther' Cast Member?

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Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

Phylicia Rashad may be the newest Black Panther cast member, according to Sterling K. Brown's slip-up in an interview. The This Is Us star, who recently joined the Marvel film, accidentally revealed the news during his chat with The Undefeated.

The website has since deleted the actress' name, but as with everything on the internet, it will live forever. When asked his thoughts on the impending effects of Black Panther on black creatives, Brown said:

"I just worked with Chad [Boseman] on a film called Marshall, about Thurgood Marshall. He’s such a talented human being and a deep soul... He’s the perfect personality to fully inhabit T’Challa. So, to rejoin him, and to work with Academy Award winners… to be with Michael B. Jordan after the incredible work he’s done in Creed. Danai Gurira, Phylicia Rashad, Forest Whitaker—like, it’s embarrassing. I’m good at what I do—I don’t try to do any sort of false modesty but, ‘Wow! I get to be with all of you people!?!"

But Rashad's addition to the cast would make sense, as the movie's director (Ryan Coogler) previously worked with the Cosby Show star in 2015's Creed. The Black Panther cast includes Angela Basset as Black Panther's mother Ramonda, Chadwick Boseman, John Kani, Erik Killmonger, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o.

Look out for the superhero film on Feb. 16, 2018. Next, watch Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso preview the ways the comic-book empire will sync up with its movie and television offerings in 2017: