Michael B. Jordan Joins the Cast of Marvel's 'Black Panther'

Actor Michael B. Jordan is set to join the cast of Marvel Studios' upcoming film, 'Black Panther.' (Reuters Photo/Lucas Jackson)

By : Jakarta Globe | on 9:45 AM May 16, 2016
Category : Life & Style, Movies

Jakarta. Michael B. Jordan is set to join the cast of Marvel Studios' upcoming superhero film, "Black Panther," according to a source speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the film project, the American actor will work again with director Ryan Coogler, who helmed the 2015 boxing drama, "Creed." Coogler is also co-writing the "Black Panther" script with Joe Robert Cole.

It is still unknown what character Jordan will play, but a source said it could possibly be a villain challenging the titular superhero, which is played by Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman first appeared as Black Panther — whose real name is T'Challa, the warrior king of a fictional African nation called Wakanda — in the newly released film, "Captain America: Civil War," which earned $700 million worlwide in one week and a half.

Besides the two actors, Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o is currently in negotiations to star in the film.

"Black Panther" is scheduled to be released in February 2018.

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