Black Panther star, Sope Aluko joins Marvel’s venom
Nigerian-born actress Sope Aluco, who was part of Black Panther, has inked a deal to join the cast of Marvel’s Venom, Sony’s Spiderman spinoff starring Tom Hardy in the title role.
Aluko, who played the spiritual leader, Shaman in Black Panther, joins Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed in the stand-alone film, which is expected to be unrelated to the Spider-Man cinematic universe.
Details of the film, and Aluko’s role in it are sketchy beyond the teaser trailer released a while back, but Marvel’s Venom is billed to land in theatres, October 5 this year. Produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal, Marvel’s Venom is expected to launch another profitable franchise for Sony.