2018 has not only just started but it’s already bringing in major accomplishments for Nigerian celebrities.
Within a period of ten years, Nollywood actress Funke Akindele had ruled the screen with her ‘Jenifa’ character which started as a two-part movie before becoming a tv series.
This year, however, she’s going to be staring at the Marvel Studios superhero flick ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’.
Fans were delighted to see her name listed among the cast of the movie, along with Hollywood bigwigs such as Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Scarlet Johansson and several others. Her character will be one of the members of Dora Milaje– an all-female group of special forces of the African country, Wakanda.
With a rumored production cost of $1 billion, Avengers: Infinity War is set to be one of the biggest movies of 2018 and no doubt Nigerians will be trooping in to see the star in action.
However, this makes it the first time a Nigerian-born actor will feature in a Hollywood superhero movie.
Are you excited? Well, we are! Funke, however, is still keeping a sealed lips about the movie feature.
Based on the Marvel Comics superhero Avengers team, the movie is a sequel to The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron and a crossover between/sequel to Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
This means that it is expected to be ten times more action than one normal movie, since the whole Marvel Comic Universe will all be fighting one major supervillain, Thanos, in one movie together in a plot revolving around the Infinity Gauntlet and the six Infinity Stones.
Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, saw the filmmakers feature Lagos in a fighting scene where some Marvel superheroes engaged themselves in battle.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will be released on May 4, 2018, making it the 19th main installment in the MCU. The sequel, Avengers 4, is set for release on May 3, 2019.