'The Daily Show's Trevor Noah was in ‘Black Panther’ and nobody noticed

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  • Sunday, 03 Jun 2018

Trevor Noah spoke fondly of 'Black Panther' on his talk show, but did not indicate he had participated in the film.

Trevor Noah had a completely missable role in Black Panther that you almost certainly missed unless you paid close attention to the closing credits.

The Daily Show host voiced Griot, the AI system in the Wakandan aircraft that Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) piloted during the war. If you listen carefully, the South African talk show host’s voice is recognisable, but it’s easy to miss in the grand scheme of the jam-packed movie.

Several Black Panther characters speak Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa. And while Noah, 34, never hinted at his role, he spoke fondly of the movie on The Daily Show.

“It’s an amazing Marvel film. It’s one of those things where I guess some people got too hyped up the wrong way about it and they’re like, ‘So is it a black film?’ It’s like, no, it’s a film,” he said in February.

“It’s the same way Wonder Woman was a dope movie and if you were a woman, it was extra special, you get what I’m saying? Black people are just like, ‘Yeah, it’s a dope movie, and if you’re black, this is an amazing movie,’ that’s all it is.” – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service

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