According to sourced at The Hollywood Reporter Michael B. Jordan is set to reteam with Ryan Coogler, who directed him in Creed, for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie.
This would be the 3rd time that Jordan is directed by Coogler, who is both writing and directing the Marvel Movie. The first time was in the indi drama Fruitvale Station, and the second time in the aforementioned Creed.
In the report it also mentioned that Academy-Award winning Lupita Nyong’o may join the film as well, but is still in negotiations.
It is not yet clear who Jordan will be playing in the film, but the rumor is that he will be playing a villain. When The Hollywood Reported reached out to Marvel the had no comment on the matter.
Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, just made his first appearance in the already successful Captain America: Civil War which just recently crossed the $700 Million world wide mark – and its only at the week and a half mark.
Black Panther is currently slated for a release date of Febuary 16, 2018, with production set to start in early 2017.
This it too exciting. Before the role of Black Panther went to Chadwick Boseman (a move I fully support) my pick was for Michael B. Jordan to play the King of Wakanda. Now learning that he is going to be playing besides Boseman in the same movie is awesome. And if negotiations go through and Lupita Nyong’o is officially added to the cast it will be even better. Black Panther was my favorite part of Captain America: Civil War, and I am more than excited to see it when it comes out.