By Matt O.
Breaking just a little while ago, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Creed actor Michael B Jordan is joining the cast of Marvel Studio's Black Panther solo film. Jordan would be re-teaming for the third time with director Ryan Coogler who also helmed Fruitvale Station and Creed, both of which Michael B. Jordan was the star. It was also rumored earlier in the week that actress Lupita Nyong'o is close to signing on to play Chadwick Boseman aka Black Panther's love interest in the film. THR is also reporting that nothing is confirmed but, Jordan's role "could be a villain".
Get the details from the full THR report below:
"It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain.
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.
This would be the third time that Jordan will work with Coogler, who is helming the comic book movie as well as writing the script. The first time the duo came together was for the indie drama Fruitvale Station.
Chadwick Boseman is toplining Black Panther while Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to star alongside him.
It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain. Marvel had no comment.
The character, whose name is T’Challa, is the warrior king of Wakanda, Marvel’s fictional African nation that is rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium."
So what does everyone think about his epic casting, I sure as hell love it! I really hope Michael B. Jordan is playing a villain! It would be freaking sweet! What do you guys think? Do you want Jordan to play one of Black Panther's trusted allies or arch nemesis? Sound off in the comments below with your thoughts.
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Black Panther is set to hit theaters on February 2nd, 2018.