Although 2018 is still a ways off, Marvel Studios is hard at work at the upcoming Black Panther movie, which should go into pre-production in September of this year. As it stands, we know that Ryan Coogler has signed on to direct the film which was written by Joe Robert Cole. And, of course, Chadwick Boseman, who will make his debut as the character in next month’s Captain America: Civil War, will portray the titular character in the 2018 film. Unfortunately, that’s about all we know for certain at this stage. But it appears that may soon change. During today’s Heroic Insider, Umberto Gonzalez revealed that there are apparently four major female roles in the Black Panther film.

What roles could these be? Well, one would expect Shuri to be one of those four, with Shuri’s mother, Queen Ramonda being another. A third option would be N’Yami, T’Challa’s mother, who died during childbirth – of course, this would only make sense should they do flashbacks. So what about that fourth role? Remember how everyone assumed that mysterious woman from the cave scene featured in the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron could be a member of the Dora Milaje? That, of course, turned out not to be the case, but I would expect them to appear in the solo Black Panther film.

Although this is a rumor for now, it’s more than likely we’ll begin hearing some official details concerning the film over the coming months. What roles do you think Umberto is hinting at? And what actresses would you like to see cast? Sound off in the comments below!

Black Panther is set to hit movie theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: Heroic Insider.