Actor Andre Jenkins will play a superhero for the first time on Marvel’s Black Panther, the actor announced on Thursday.
Jenkins joins the Black Panther in the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following his role in Captain America: Civil War, which also stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Angela Basset.
Jenkins, who was born in the United Kingdom and now lives in Los Angeles, will star as a black American man named Joe.
He’s the son of former President Andrew Jackson and the brother of the future Black Panther.
In an interview with Esquire Magazine, Jenkins said that while his role is different from the other black superheroes, he hopes to see more of them.
“I’ve always wanted to play more characters that have color and black people in them,” Jenkins said.
“This is one of those characters.”
Black Panther will debut in theaters on March 8.