UFC Champ Kamaru Usman Lands Role In 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
UFC's Kamaru Usman I'm A Movie Star Now!!! ... Lands 'Wakanda Forever' Role
7/29/2022 2:18 PM PT
Kamaru Usman is going from passionate Black Panther fan to acting in one of the blockbuster franchise's films -- 'cause the UFC welterweight champ has landed a role in "Wakanda Forever!!!"
35-year-old Usman is a huge fan of the comic book superhero ... and dating back to 2018, has shown interest in being a part of upcoming flicks.
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TMZ Sports has confirmed that dream is becoming a reality ... with "The Nigerian Nightmare" securing a role in the flick coming out this November.
Of course, the movie will be an emotional one ... after T'Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman, tragically passed away in 2020 due to colon cancer.
The teaser for the "Black Panther" sequel was released this past weekend ... with fans of the franchise praising the short clip.
No word on how significant Usman's role will be ... but regardless, it's an amazing experience for the 20-1-0 superstar.
Before the flick hits theaters, Usman will be facing off against Leon Edwards in August ... so it's an action-packed end to 2022 for him to say the least.
MMA Fighting first confirmed the news.