Nollywood actress Funke Akindele has been removed as a cast of Marvel’s latest Avengers:Infinity Wars.
Her name was previously among the cast list of the Hollywood movie released on IMDb to play the role of Dora Milaje, a bodyguard of Black Panther . The actress was going to be the first Nigerian-based actor to feature in a Hollywood comic superhero movie.
Funke Akindele-Bello was to feature alongside Hollywood’s heavy weights like Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pratt and Don Cheadle in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity Wars.
The actress had cut her hair in December presumably getting ready for the role but things took a new turn on Saturday, 13th of January, when it was discovered that Akindele-Bello’s name was no longer found on the cast list on the movie’s IMDb page.
Neither the Jenifa’s Diary actress or the management of Marvel Studios have made any explanations on this development.