Lupita Nyong’o is not worried about “Black Panther”’s future

Lupita Nyong’o didn’t want Chadwick Boseman recast in ‘Black Panther’ sequel either

Lupita Nyong’o was surprised to hear a certain star of “Black Panther” had dropped out of the project, but she wasn’t shocked.

“I can’t complain,” the actress, who is African-American, told The Daily Beast. “When they cast Chidi (Mbukulira) as the protagonist, I was like, ‘Wow.’ This is our hero.”

The star of Marvel’s blockbuster, whose character Wakanda — an African country — made an appearance in the movie, also was not worried about its future.

“I can’t say I heard anything. I think the studio and the director know what they’re doing,” said Nyong’o.

The 29-year-old said she was happy with the film’s final product, though, adding that she’s not worried about the future of the franchise.

“As African-American women we’re the last wave of the movement,” she said. “It’s a lot of work to make a good film and these films are for a long time and I really enjoy it.”

Nyong’o, who stars as Nakia, Wakanda’s queen, said the Black Panther film is the film that “really changed my career, going from a small part on ‘12 Years a Slave’ to now as an [African-American] woman that people are recognizing as an actress.”

Nyong’o said she was “still processing” the news of Mbukulira’s exit.

She added: “I haven’t even seen this on my end yet. But I know a couple of my friends saw it and they’re like, ‘

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