Funke Akindele Land Role In Hollywood Movie Avengers: Infinity War 2018
Popular Nigerian actress Funke Akindele has been cast in the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War which would be later released this year.
Her name has appeared so far on the cast list on IMDb, a popular source for movie content, and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as a Dora Milaje Member. (See screenshots below.) She will feature alongside top Hollywood actors from Don Cheadle and Chris Pratt to Scarlett Johansson. This makes it the first time a Nigerian-born actor will feature in a Hollywood superhero movie.
Funke Akindele who is popularly known as Jenifa in her TV series Jenifa's Diary has however not made an official response to the new development.
Avengers: Infinity War is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2012's Marvel's The Avengers and 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).