Washington: ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman is all set to play Yasuke, the primary African samurai in Japanese historical past, for his upcoming venture.

“The legend of Yasuke is one in every of historical past’s best-kept secrets and techniques, the one particular person of non-Asian origin to turn out to be a Samurai. That’s not simply an motion film, that’s a cultural occasion, an alternate, and I’m excited to be a part of it,” deadline quoted Boseman as saying.

Scripted by “Narcos” co-creator Doug Miro, the plot revolves round Yasuke, who landed in Japan in 1579 after initially being taken from his village close to the Nile River to India. served He served beneath the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga.

In 1582, he was captured in a battle. If the legends are to be believed, Yasuke is the one particular person of non-Asian origin to turn out to be a Samurai.

Boseman’s previous credit embrace extremely appreciated movies like ‘Black Panther’, ‘Avengers: Infinity Conflict’, ‘Marshall’ and ‘Message from the King’. He’ll subsequent characteristic in ’21 Bridges’.

Supply: ANI