M’Baku Actor Winston Duke Given “Expanded Role” in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

M’Baku actor Winston Duke received a massive pay raise for an expanded role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

As Black Panther: Wakanda Forever resumes filming after star Letitia Wright’s injury and other delays related to COVID-19, a recent report suggests that some potentially major changes have been made to the film during production. 

While plenty of attention has been on Wright‘s Shuri throughout the film’s development and production for numerous reasons, it looks like actor Winston Duke has possibly had quite an interesting journey with the sequel’s production as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources say that Duke, who plays Jabari Tribe leader M’Baku, has negotiated a hefty pay raise due to his reported expanded role within Wakanda Forever and perhaps the Black Panther franchise at large. 

While there is no information on just how “expanded” Duke’s role actually is, the news is sure to bring up both old and new theories on where the follow-up to the extremely beloved and successful Black Panther plans to go after Chadwick Boseman‘s tragic death in 2020 and recent controversies surrounding the sequel. 

Despite the delays, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still on track for its scheduled Nov. 11, 2022 release date. 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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