News filtered last week that Nollywood actress Funke Akindele-Bello was cast in Hollywood movie “Avengers: Infinity War.“
She was cast as one of the members of the Black Panther’s all-female guard, the Dora Milaje, the IMDb cast list revealed.
Of course, Nigerians went wild. It was Nigeria to the world. Nigerians blowing up.
But the excitement was quickly smothered. It was learned that her name has been removed from the cast list.
A quick search through the IMDb list revealed that, truly, her name was longer on the list.
There are a few theories circulating on the internet:
- That she really was cast in the movie, but was let go.
- That her scene in the movie was removed, didn’t make the final cut.
- That a random person accessed the IMDb page of the movie and added the Nigerian actress, just to excite Nigerians.
Theory 3 is looking the likeliest for a few reasons: IMDb pages, like wikipedia, can be accessed and edited by anyone with an account.
And replacing Akindele on the list is now fellow Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji.
So, BNers, what do you think happened? Share your thoughts.