Funke Akindele: Nigerians react to actress' Hollywood debut in “Avengers: Infinity War”

Posted on Jan 11 2018 - 10:55pm by admin

Funke Akindele has been listed among the full cast of the “Avengers: Infinity War” on IMDb, and Nigerians are reacting on social media.

The actress, who is most popular for her role as Jenifa in “Jenifa’s Diary,” has been cast as a member of Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s all-female special forces unit from the “Black Panther” comics.

Marvel superheroes from the Avengers movie.play

Marvel superheroes from the Avengers movie.

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Funke Akindele is yet to confirm or deny this story. Pulse has reached out to Funke Akindele and her publicist for a statement on the trending story.

If this story is indeed correct, the casting would make her the first Nigerian actress to feature in a Marvel film. In the anticipated film, all superheroes in the Marvel cinematic universe assemble to defeat a powerful supervillain, Thanos.

Akindele was listed alongside other cast of the movies, including Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlet Johannson among others.

The 1st trailer for the movie became the most-viewed trailer debut ever, with over 230 million views in its first 24 hours.

 

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Other Nollywood actors who have featured in a Hollywood film are Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, KC Ejelonu among others.

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