UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is a household name in the world of MMA right now. Fans and professionals alike consider him the pound-for-pound world’s best fighter for a good reason. While Kamaru Usman is currently getting ready to defend his title against Leon Edwards in August, he will make his film debut just two months later.
The UFC welterweight champion will make an appearance in the next Marvel Studios film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be released on November 11. Usman’s part was originally revealed by UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier at the UFC 277 weigh-in ceremony. MMA Fighting recently received more confirmation of the information.
It is unclear what part Usman will play in the Ryan Coogler-helmed movie that picks up the Black Panther saga after the tragic passing of protagonist Chadwick Boseman in 2020. The cast and crew of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever shared an emotional moment on stage after watching the video for the first time at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend. The trailer also pays tribute to Boseman.
Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, and Angela Basset are among the returning cast members. Dominique Thorne and Tenoch Huerta are newbies. The current UFC champion has long hinted that he hopes to get a part in the Black Panther 2 movie.
He even posted a mockup of himself donning the Captain America: Civil War T’Challa uniform on Instagram a few years back. The movie is set to hit theatres on November 11. Check out the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever below.
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