‘Black Panther’ Adds ‘Creed’ Star Michael B. Jordan to Its Cast

By May 13, 2016

So with this, one of Hollywood’s best actor/director duos continues to stay together.

Following the news yesterday that Star Wars star Lupita Nyong’o was in talks to play a currently unknown love interest opposite Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s planned Black Panther standalone film, a new report has come out that is probably just going to make you even more excited for this movie than you already were. In case the names Nyong’o, Boseman, and writer/director Ryan Coogler weren’t enough to do that already.

THR is reporting that Creed and Fruitvale Station star, Michael B. Jordan, is joining the cast of the film, reuniting with Coogler once again following their previous two collaborations. While plot and character details are still being kept under wraps, the report states that it’s rumored Jordan could be playing a villain in the film. Though similar to Nyong’o’s casting, the exact identity of the character is unknown for the time being.

Following his introduction in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, the film is said to pick up with the character following the events in Civil War, which left him and his nation, Wakanda, in a precarious position involving a number of the Avengers team members. The film just landed Coogler as a director several months ago as well, following his critically-acclaimed Creed last year, but has been steadily gaining some solid traction ever since. Now, it just keeps sounding better and better.

This now marks the third collaboration between Coogler and Jordan, and the actor’s second foray into the comic book movie genre, following Fantastic Four last year, which well, was a downright failure. Something tells me this news will put a bit of a damper on Simon Kinberg’s previous comments about a Fantastic Four sequel earlier today as well. Though, anything with Coogler involved at this point, is automatically given a large amount of more credibility than basically any other project in development nowadays.

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