Avengers: Infinity War is set to have the largest roster of superheroes of any movie thus far, and looks to include characters that most fans may not have expected. Speaking at the Black Panther press junket with LRM Online, Duke discussed his reprisal of the role.
“He will be tested, as you can suspect, with Thanos coming and doing his thing. You’re going to like what you see, it’s going to be epic,” Duke teased. “Black Panther’s revolutionary and then the world and all the things Wakanda creates, all that is tested in Infinity War.”
Marvel Studios hasn’t been a stranger when it comes to challenging entire nations, as both Sokovia and Asgard have been entirely wiped out thus far — and that’s before Thanos and the Black Order come looking for the Infinity Stones.
M’Baku’s role in Black Panther is as a rival to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, firmly expressing his belief that Wakanda needs to go back to its origins instead of becoming more and more exposed to the rest of the world. The upcoming film is set to showcase the battle of the throne, and it’s likely that Duke’s character will play a big part in that also. M’Baku can be spotted by eagle-eyed viewers in the first Infinity War trailer, lining up alongside Black Panther, Captain America, Winter Soldier, and a legion of Wakandan soldiers.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as the Falcon, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Vin Diesel as Groot, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens May 28.
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