Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, will star alongside international movie stars Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth, in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity Wars.
Akindele’s name was published on popular movie review website, IMDB, where it was revealed she will be a member of Dora Milaje, a team of women who serve as personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, the spiritual leader of Wakanda.
Other big names in the movie set to be released later in 2018 are Scarlett Johansson, Bernicio Del Toro and Chris Evans.
Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel feature in voice acting roles.
A brief summary of the movie reads: “In the sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron , Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality.
“The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.”