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Report: Michael B. Jordan Signs Onto the Black Panther Movie

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Director Ryan Coogler and leading man Michael B. Jordan worked together on hit movies Fruitvale Station and Creed. Now they’ll be reuniting in Wakanda for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther movie.

Word of Jordan’s addition to the Panther cast comes via The Hollywood Reporter, hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to come on board. As with Nyong’o, there aren’t any details about the role to played by the man who played Adonis Creed. Meanwhile, this news comes remarks made by Fantastic Four producer Simon Kinberg that say that Fox is open to making a sequel to that critically-trashed adaptation in which Jordan played Johnny Storm/the Human Torch.


A source told THR that Jordan might play a villain, which means he could be anybody from Killmonger to *shudder* Baron Macabre. T’Challa was one of the best things in Captain America: Civil War and excitement about that character might pull even more big names into the cast for Black Panther. On the Empire podcast, Marvel movie-making honcho Kevin Feige recently promised that the film would have a cast that’s 90% black. Time to start making some wish lists, people...