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Yelz! Nollywood’s Funke Akindele to Star in ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’

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.

Based on the Marvel Comics superhero Avengers team, the movie is a sequel to The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultronand a crossover between/sequel to Captain America: Civil WarDoctor StrangeGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.

This means that it is expected to be ten times more action than one normal movie, since the whole Marvel Comic Universe will all be fighting one major supervillain, Thanos, in one movie together in a plot revolving around the Infinity Gauntlet and the six Infinity Stones.

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron, saw the filmmakers feature Lagos in a fighting scene where some Marvel superheroes engaged themselves in battle.

Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will be released on May 4, 2018, making it the 19th main instalment in the MCU. The sequel, Avengers 4, is set for release on May 3, 2019.

 

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