– Reports reaching us now, is that the “stunt” was pulled by a
hacker, who has indirectly made Funke Akindele a viral celebrity
Few days ago, Nigerian media went agog with news of Nollywood
actress, Funke Akindele becoming part of the cast for yet to be
released Hollywood superhero film “Avengers: Infinity War”.
The actress’ name was added to the movie’s website, and given the
role of a member of the Black Panther’s guards, the ‘Dora Milaje’.
Funke started trending on twitter and many of her fans praised her
for the hardwork and consistency she’d put in the industry so far.
However, while we were still basking in the euphoria that our very
own Jenifa was about to become a global star, we were hit with the news
that the actress was never contacted to feature in the movie.
It was gathered the stunt was pulled by a hacker, who indirectly made
Funke Akindele a viral celebrity sensation when Nigerians spotted the
The sources further revealed that the actress couldn’t acknowledge
the report after it broke on Wednesday, because no role pass was made to
her. The hacker’s mess has been fixed, and that’s why she’s no longer
on the cast list for the movie.
Avengers: Infinity War is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers.
The movie is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt
Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Avengers: Infinity War is intended to be
the sequel to 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers and 2015’s Avengers: Age of
Ultron and the nineteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
In Avengers: Infinity War, the Avengers join forces with the
Guardians of the Galaxy to confront Thanos, who is trying to collect the
Avengers: Infinity War is scheduled to be released in the United
States on May 4, 2018, in IMAX and 3D. The sequel is scheduled to be
released on May 3, 2019.