We've LOVED the casting Marvel Studios has been doing ever since bailing Robert Downey Jr. out of movie jail to become the biggest movie star on the planet.
And it's about time they backed up a truckload of money to Lupita Nyong'o's door!
After smaller roles in Disney's other megahits Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Jungle Book, the 12 Years A Slave Oscars winner is reportedly in talks to take the female lead in the Black Panther movie!
African superhero king T'Challa's introduction was one of the most lauded features of last week's Captain America: Civil War, and his solo film — out February 2, 2018 — should be a huge hit!
Who will Lupita play? That's where it gets interesting…
Her possible role is being kept under wraps for now, but she IS reportedly star Chadwick Boseman's love interest.
In the comics, Black Panther marries none other than…