The cast for Black Panther, which is set to kick off production in early 2017, is easily becoming one of Marvel’s most impressive casts – ever. Not only is Chadwick Boseman, who made his debut as the titular character in this month’s Captain America: Civil War, headlining the feature, but he’ll also be joined by actress Lupita Nyong’o, who the The Hollywood Reporter announced was in talks for a headlining role just yesterday. The addition of Nyong’o is enough reason to be excited, but now THR is reporting that actor Michael B. Jordan has also joined the ever-growing cast. And much like the case with Nyong’o’s role, details surrounding just who Jordan will portray are being kept under wraps. However, they are also hearing that it’s entirely possible Jordan will be playing a villain in the film.
Michael B Jordan will reteam with his Creed director Ryan Coogler for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, inking a deal to join movie’s buzzy cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain. Marvel had no comment.
This will be Jordan’s third time of working with director/writer Ryan Coogler who will be directing (and co-writing) the film for Marvel, as he has previously starred in Coogler’s Fruitvale Station, as well as last year’s highly praised Creed. This will also mark Jordan’s second Marvel properties film. As many will remember, Jordan previously played The Human Torch/Johnny Storm in Fox’s most recent attempt at rebooting the Fantastic Four.
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Black Panther will hit movie theaters on Feb. 2nd, 2018.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.