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Published On: Mon, May 16th, 2016

‘Creed’ star Michael B Jordan joins Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ as a villain

Marvel has added another big name to their onscreen universe by casting Michael B. Jordan opposite Chadwick Boseman in the upcoming Black Panther film. The Creed star reunites with director Ryan Coogler, who will be helming the project.

black-panther-logoTHR broke the news, stating that “This marks the third time that Jordan will work with Coogler, who is both helming the comic book movie and writing the script with Joe Robert Cole. The first time the director and Jordan worked together was for the indie drama Fruitvale Station.”

Lupita Nyong’o is also in negotiations to star alongside Boseman and Jordan. The THR article added that a source told the outlet that Jordan will play a villain, but there has been no comment by the studio.

Black Panther was introduced in Captain America: Civil War, a figure 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.

Andy Serkis’ Klaw should also factor in the new film and the THR also speculated on Jordan’s role, listing likely options: Man-Ape, Reverend Michael Ibn al-Hajj Achebe, Kiber The Cruel, Salamander K’Ruel and Erik Kilmonger.

Jordan’s superhero-movie debut was as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox’s Marvel film Fantastic Four.

Black Panther is set to arrive in theaters on February 16, 2018, starting production in early 2017.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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