Next year, the Black Panther is slated to return to theaters which his solo film drops. Marvel Studios is expected to release Black Panther just before Avengers: Infinity War has its debut, and fans should expect the film to host its share of villains. From Kilmonger to Man-Ape, Black Panther will feature a slew of comic book villains, and one actress has confirmed yet another will appear.
Over on Twitter, Nabiyah Be took to social media to confirm who she would be playing in Black Panther. The actress shared a still from the movie's trailer which released recently. The image sees Be dressed in military gear, and the actress wrote, "Check out Tilda Johnson's first appearance in Marvel."
If you are not familiar with Tilda Johnson, then you may know the woman by another name. The Marvel Universe often refers to the character as Nightshade, and she is a recurring villain to both Captain America and Black Panther. The vixen is a genius biochemist who has an extreme love of lycanthropy. In the comics, Nightshade has an army of wolves which she commands and uses potions to see her nefarious plots through.
Born into poverty, Tilda Johnson hails from New York and gradually realizes she has a natural gift with science. Her criminal career began when she was a teenager, and she teamed up with various Marvel villains over the year. There's no telling how Nightshade will fit into Black Panther, but fans can be sure the woman will not be on T'Challa's side. In the comics, Nightshade has gone against the Black Panther directly using poisons and paralytics. There's a good chance Tilda Johnson will be lending her gifts to Kilmonger as the baddie apparently seeks out assistance from Ulysses Klaw.
Black Panther currently has a 4.03 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings, and you can submit your vote here. The official description is listed below.
Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa/Black Panther), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Daniel Kaluuya (W'Kabi), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaw), Florence Kasumba (Ayo), John Kani (King T'Chaka), Winston Duke (M'Baku/Man-Ape), Sterling K. Brown (N'Jobu), and Letitia Wright (Shuri).