There are very strong indications that Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, will be making her Hollywood debut as she is likely to star alongside international movie stars like Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth, in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War.
This is after her name was sighted on a line-up provided by IMDb, a reputed online database known for listing latest film projects.
Akindele has been listed as a member of a long list of casts and will play a member of the Black Panther’s guards, Dora Milaje.
The Dora Milaje are superior women recruited from every tribe of the fictional Wakanda who serve as the personal bodyguards of the Black Panther.
She is also likely to feature alongside Hollywood hot shots, Don Cheadle, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson among others.
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel feature in voice acting roles.
A brief summary of the movie reads:
“In the sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron , Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.”
This will make it the first time a Nigerian-born actor will feature in a Hollywood superhero movie.
Meanwhile, the “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, which is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, has been set for a May 4, 2018, release.