Michael B. Jordan Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ as Potential Villain

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Marvel‘s Black Panther movie just got even more exciting.

Michael B. Jordan is set to reunite with Fruitvale Station and Creed director Ryan Coogler for the upcoming Black Panther film, which will see Chadwick Boseman continuing on in the lead role.

THR broke the news, reporting that Jordan could be on board as the film’s villain, although no details have been released as yet.

The film’s cast could also be adding Lupita Nyong’o, who took home an Oscar for her powerful performance in 12 Years a Slave. The actress has reportedly entered negotiations to co-star.

Boseman’s Black Panther, aka T’Challa, was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, which has taken in over $US788 million worldwide since it began its roll out a bit over two weeks ago.

If Jordan is cast, this could be the second Marvel character he brings to the big screen. The actor played Johnny Storm in last year’s ill-received Fantastic Four.

Black Panther will be starting production in early 2017 with a U.S. release date planned for February 16, 2018.

Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel 2016
Photo Credit: Zade Rosenthal, Marvel 2016