EXCLUSIVE: Lupita Nyong'o talks buddy film with Rihanna: 'People spoke up about the kind of movie they want to see'


It's a dream team made on the internet!

Lupita Nyong'o talked with ET's Kevin Frazier at San Diego Comic-Con about her new Twitter-inspired movie with Rihanna, following Marvel's panel on Saturday.

"You know what's really cool, is that people spoke up about the kind of movie they wanna see and this is a great example," said Nyong'o of the meme that started the rumor.

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Back in May, a photo of Rihanna and Nyong'o at Paris Fashion Week from 2014 suddenly went viral, with fans pitching plot ideas on social media, such as, "They look like they're in a heist movie, with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader-master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker."

Later, a source for Entertainment Weekly said Netflix has a movie in the works that will star Rihanna and Nyong'o, written by Insecure star Issa Rae and directed by Ava DuVernay. Rae's team confirmed to Vanity Fair that the heist plot line will be credited to those creative social media users.

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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Comedian/actor Aubrey Plaza onstage at the 'Legion' screening and Q+A during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Charlize Theron backstage at Entertainment Weeky's Women Who Kick Ass Panel at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor Harrison Ford attends the Warner Bros. Pictures 'Blade Runner 2049' Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Gal Gadot attend the Warner Bros. Pictures 'Justice League' Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Moderator Chris Hardwick with actors Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, and Ezra Miller from 'Justice League' attend the Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Olivia Munn is seen on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Pressphotobank/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
Shannon Purser at Comic-Con 2017 wearing Swarovski accessories: The Facet Swan Pierced Earrings, White, Rose Gold Plating paired with the Holding Ring from the Swarovski Fall/Winter 2017 Collection.
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actress Halle Berry attends 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' press line at Comic-Con International 2017 - Day 1 on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/FilmMagic,)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Tim Rozon at the 'Wynonna Earp' Media Mixer with cast and Fan Appreciation Party during Comic-Con International 2017 on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Pollyanna McIntosh attends the Comic-Con International 2017 Fandango opening night party with special performance by Elle King at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Tamara Duarte at the 'Wynonna Earp' Media Mixer with cast and Fan Appreciation Party during Comic-Con International 2017 on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Director Steven Spielberg attends the Warner Bros. Pictures 'Ready Player One' Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actors Ryan Gosling (L) and Harrison Ford attend the Warner Bros. Pictures 'Blade Runner 2049' Presentation during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer attend SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic Con 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor Justin Theroux and Olivia Munn are seen on July 21, 2017 at Comic Con in San Diego, California. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Dave Franco of 'Lego Ninjago' at 2017 WIRED Cafe at Comic Con, presented by AT&T Audience Network on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: (L-R) Actors Dave Franco, Kumail Nanjiani, Abbi Jacobson, Justin Theroux, Michael Pena, Olivia Munn and Zach Woods attend MT Fandom Fest at PETCO Park on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Lili Reinhart attends SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic Con 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actors Cole Sprouse (L) and Lili Reinhart 'Riverdale' special video presentation and Q+A during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Lili Reinhart, Casey Cott, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa attend SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Channel Broadcasts From Comic Con 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Lili Reinhart attends Entertainment Weekly's annual Comic-Con party in celebration of Comic-Con 2017 at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Shannon Purser attends Entertainment Weekly's annual Comic-Con party in celebration of Comic-Con 2017 at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: Actor Aidy Bryant from 'Danger & Eggs' at Amazon's KIDS PRESS ROOM Panel during Comic-Con International 2017 on July 23, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
Candice Patton at Comic-Con 2017 wearing Swarovski accessories: Grove Pendant, White, Golden Necklace Set, Blue and Humming Ring, White from Swarovski. 
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 20: Actor Dan Stevens speaks onstage at the 'Legion' screening and Q+A during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor Aly Michalka speaks onstage at the iZOMBIE special video presentation and Q+A during Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actress AJ Michalka and actress Aly Michalka from the television series iZombie and AJ Michalka stopped by Nintendo at the TV Insider Lounge to check out Nintendo Switch during Comic-Con International at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Nintendo)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Tyler Posey at Entertainment Weekly's annual Comic-Con party in celebration of Comic-Con 2017 at Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor Charlie Carver attends the 'Teenwolf' press line at Comic Con on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/FilmMagic,)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Actor James Van Der Beek is seen on July 21, 2017 at Comic Con in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Joe Keery attends the 'Stranger Things' press conference at Comic-Con International 2017 on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actors Joe Keery and Natalia Dyer on the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 at The IMDb Yacht on July 22, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
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"Like, Black Panther is being embraced because people are really hungry for this kind of film, and that movie with me and Rihanna and Issa [Rae] and Ava [DuVernay] is another one of those examples where people want to see something like themselves, and something different something they're not being offered yet, and I'm honored to be a part of that conversation," Nyong'o said of the project.

Nyong'o stars as Nakia in Black Panther, and also shared the intense workouts the cast went through to become Wakandan warriors.

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"The story was something that was really important to all of us, and we needed to get our bodies ready for it so our workouts were extreme!" she shared. "We did a special kind of workout. We would workout to live drumming by a great drummer. And he would sit there and drum as we worked out, so that brought in the African flavor, you know? And that was incredible, it totally changes your sense of movement, you know, the core of where you move from -- it just shifts. And it was a lot of different martial arts."

From there, the cast broke off to work on different specialties for their specific characters. "To see everyone start from being, like, real clumsy to actually perfecting it was so cool!" added Nyong'o.

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And how about her buff co-stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan?

"We worked out together, so I saw some of the muscle being built around me," she said.

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