John Boyega May Be Joining Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

By May 18, 2016

Over the past few weeks since the character’s debut in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Black Panther solo movie has just gotten better and better from the sounds of it, with both Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan added to the film’s cast alongside Chadwick Boseman as the titular King of Wakanda. Nyong’o is set to play T’Challa’s female love interest in the film, while Jordan will be playing the main villain. Though the identities of both characters remain unknown.

Kevin Feige recently came out and said that 80-90% of the film’s cast will be African American as well, which is yet another comforting step forward in diverity in Hollywood right now, and it looks like one of the other, biggest up and coming actors in the industry right now may be in talks to star in one of the film’s roles, from the sounds of it at least.

Screen Rant is speculating that Star Wars star, John Boyega, who had been interested in playing Black Panther before Chadwick Boseman had been cast, may be talking to Marvel about joining the film in some capacity. Now the reasoning behind the possible casting is slim, but exciting nonethless, as Boyega recently posted on Snapchat with the caption “Meeting,” just minutes before Marvel head, Kevin Feige, followed him on Twitter, leading many to believe he might have been meeting with the studio for the film.

Heroic Hollywood also briefly mentioned that they had heard Boyega was meeting for a role in the film as well, though take all of this with a fun, grain of salt for the time being.

It would make sense though, if Boyega was cast in the film judging by the most recent casting announcements to come from the project. The fact that similar to Nyong’o, he’s already a member of the Disney family thanks to Star Wars, doesn’t hurt either, and could only help to bring an even larger level of star power to the already highly-anticipated film. Whether or not any of this actually comes to fruition will have to wait to be seen, but I think it’s safe to say that Marvel is aiming very high with this movie, and they seem to be hitting every one of their targets so far.

Black Panther is set to hit theatres on February 2nd, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable