July 23, 2017
The Black Panther trailer was released recently by Marvel and the internet loved it. But what was especially exciting for The African Artists’ Association is that one of our members, Bambadjan Bamba, was not only cast in the film but had some screen time in the trailer, which thus far has garnered close to 30 million views on Youtube. The film, which is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, is due for a February 2018 release. The film also features a significant number of stars of African descent including Lupita Nyong’o (Kenya), Danai Gurira (Zimbabwe), Isaach de Bankole (Ivory Coast), Daniel Kaluuya (Uganda), Florence Kasumba (Uganda), Joh Kani (South Africa) and more.