Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello has been listed as a member of the cast of upcoming 2018 superhero movie Avengers: Infinity War and we are so excited about it!
Her name has appeared so far on the cast list on IMDb, a popular source for movie content, and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as a Dora Milaje Member. (See screenshots below.) She will feature alongside top Hollywood actors from Don Cheadle and Chris Pratt to Scarlett Johansson. This makes it the first time a Nigerian-born actor will feature in a Hollywood superhero movie.
Are you excited? Well, we are! Akindele, however, has said nothing about the movie feature.
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero Avengers team, the movie is a sequel to The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron and a crossover between/sequel to Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
This means that it is expected to be ten times more action than one normal movie, since the whole Marvel Comic Universe will all be fighting one major supervillain, Thanos, in one movie together in a plot revolving around the Infinity Gauntlet and the six Infinity Stones.
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, saw the filmmakers feature Lagos in a fighting scene where some Marvel superheroes engaged themselves in battle.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will be released on May 4, 2018, making it the 19th main instalment in the MCU. The sequel, Avengers 4, is set for release on May 3, 2019.
Watch the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War below, in case you missed it.