Winston Duke, Tobagonian actor, has announced his return to the much anticipated ‘Black Panther‘ sequel.
In an interview with Collider, Duke confirmed he will be reprising his role as the M’baku in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
He said “It was very emotional to read the script. It was emotional to pack to go back to set. But we’re all a bit of a family now and we grieve together, and we’re making something really special.
The actor joins Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett in the new sequel.
Duke is best known for his role as M’Baku in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. He also starred in Jordan Peele’s horror film, ‘Us.’
Duke started acting in theater productions for Portland Stage Company and Yale Repertory Theatre before being cast in Person of Interest. While at Yale, he befriended fellow actor Lupita Nyong’o, with whom he later starred in ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Us’.
In 2012, Duke returned to his native Trinidad and Tobago to appear in the theatre production of ‘An Echo’ in the Bone starring alongside actress Taromi Lourdes Joseph and directed by fellow Yale alumna Timmia Hearn Feldman.
In 2019, Duke starred in the blockbuster horror film Us, directed by Jordan Peele. Also in 2019, Duke signed on to headline in the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Swagger! but was replaced by O’Shea Jackson Jr. due to an injury suffered on-set in February 2020.
In March 2020, he starred alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Netflix thriller Spenser Confidential.
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