'Black Panther' Cast Members Appearing On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' This Week

Key members of Marvel’s Black Panther cast will be guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week.On [...]

Key members of Marvel's Black Panther cast will be guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week.

On Monday, January 29th, the film's lead Chadwick Boseman will be Kimmel's first guest. Boseman debuted in the role of T'Challa, king of Wakanda, in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Black Panther will be his first film headlining as the character.

On Wednesday, January 31st, Danai Gurira will be Kimmel's second guest. Gurira is best known for playing Michonne on The Walking Dead. In Black Panther, she plays Okoye, one of the Dora Milaje.

On Friday, February 1st, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o will be Kimmel's first guest. Nyong'o won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave. In Black Panther, she plays Nakia, another of the Dora Milaje.

The Dora Milaje are the "adored ones," Black Panther's assistants/bodyguards. In the comics, they are also T'Challa's ceremonial "wives-in-training," though that aspect has been left out of the film.

"That was part of the original Christopher Priest run where they were all sort of betrothed which, look, we felt like wasn't necessary to tell the story of the Dora, and in a way we all kind of rejected as being a little creepy," executive producer Nate Moore said. "So yeah, we will not be exploring that."

Black Panther is currently projected for an opening weekend at the box office of up to $120 million.The film was voted the most-anticipated solo movie debut of 2018 and the second-most-anticipated movie of the year overall.

Black Panther currently has a ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating of 4.17 out of 5, making it the second most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com Users. Let us know how excited you are for Black Panther by giving the movie your own ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating below.

Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16th.

Other upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movies include; Avengers: Infinity War on May 4th, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6th, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.