Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ movie officially casts Winston Duke as M’Baku (a.k.a. Man-Ape)

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Winston Duke looking all angry and brooding

Winston Duke looking all angry and brooding

With every new announcement about the Marvel’s Black Panther movie, the thing seems more and more real.

I’ve been a massive fan of the comics since I was a wee tyke, and there’s no doubt that the representation of the character in Captain America: Civil War was the perfect translation to the big screen. Throw in director Ryan Coogler (Creed), and we have a recipe for infinite success.

Now, it’s been officially announced that Person of Interest actor Winston Duke has been cast as M’Baku — better known as Man-Ape. Guys…we’re getting Man-Ape on screen. What is this life?

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M’Baku is a worshipper of the sacred White Gorilla who was exiled from Wakanda because of his actions in leading the cult and betraying The Black Panther. A sacred ritual gives him apelike strength, agility and stamina, earning him the name Man-Ape.

Marvel’s Black Panther leaps into theaters on February 16, 2018. In the meantime, stick with Inside the Magic for all things fun and awesome!

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