Chadwick Boseman Announces He Will Host SNL

Black Panther

The King of Wakanda is now destined for New York City, with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman set to guest star on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live.

The news came courtesy of Boseman's personal Twitter feed where he announced a guest appearance on the late-night variety series' April 7 episode, accompanied by the shout out: "See you soon #SNL!"

SNL is definitely no stranger to Marvel alums. More than a dozen familiar faces from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have had gigs on the comedy series throughout the years, including Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth.

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Prime time should prove no challenge for the up-and-coming Boseman, as his solo MCU outing continues to dominate the box office. Having just claimed the number one domestic spot for the fifth consecutive weekend (Black Panther vanquished Warner Bros.' Tomb Raider reboot in its opening weekend), the film shows no signs of slowing its record-setting pace anytime soon.

In theaters now, director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther also stars Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.

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