Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele Bello popularly known as Jenifa, has been named part of the cast in the upcoming Marvel movie “Avengers: Infinity War” and based on social media reactions, it can be said that many Nigerians are excited about it.
As seen on the movies full cast list, it was revealed that she will be a member of Dora Milaje.
The Dora Milaje is a team of women who serve as personal bodyguards of the Black Panther, the spiritual leader of Wakanda.
The tells the story of how the 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”.
This makes it the first time a Nigerian-born actor will feature in a Hollywood superhero movie.
Funke will feature alongside top Hollywood actors Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth among many others.
The “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, which is being directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, has been set for a May 4, 2018, release.
However, we can’t wait to see our Funke on the big screen when the movie premieres in May.
See what Nigerians are saying on Twitter.
Super excited that Funke Akindele has a role in the upcoming Avengers movie..but I also see this as a challenge to Nollywood – Nigeria has amazing stories with mythical creatures – Sango, Amadioha etc, we have the talent too #MaxBreakfast
— debbie.com.ng (@DebsExtra) January 11, 2018
put your mind in accomplishing something, it doesn’t matter how long it takes you will definitely reap the fruits. Funke Akindele has made us proud
— Onyeka Ifeanyi Joshua (@JoshXclusive) January 11, 2018
I'm heading to imo to see if arrangements are being made for a funke akindele statue.. Rochas do something Asap pic.twitter.com/Umcfju5fXH
— Made In Nigeria (@kay_esin) January 11, 2018
These people seem to love Funke Akindele a lot, hmmmmmmmm pic.twitter.com/3esQmgSnYY
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) January 11, 2018