Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Adds Michael B. Jordan to Star-Studded Cast
Creed star Michael B. Jordan doesn’t have to wait long to recreate magic with recent and past collaborator – Ryan Coogler.
It has been confirmed that Jordan will be joining the cast of Black Panther – starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role. Oscar-winner Luptia Nyong’o is currently in talks to be his co-star.
Jordan’s addition is the third time the actor has worked with Coogler who first directed him in the sleeper hit Fruitvale Station. The two of them came back together for last year’s critically acclaimed installment to the Rocky movie franchise – Creed.
Black Panther – which is scheduled to debut in theaters Feb. 16, 2018 – had its superhero introduction via this spring’s major blockbuster – Captain America: Civil War where Boseman portrayed the character T’Challa who is of African origin and rules the fictional kingdom of Wakanda – a province that overflows with the indestructible and valuable gem – known as vibranium.
With Coogler at the helm – there is no doubt that this time around – Jordan’s second foray into the superhero genre will be greeted with a much better reception – considering last year’s disastrous reboot of Fantastic Four that tanked at the box office. Jordan played the role of Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox’s failed revival.
Aside from Panther – Jordan is also hoping to produce and star in a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway starred in the 1968 feature about a wealthy ladies man who steals valuable art as a hobby and ends up in a game of cat-and-mouse with a sexy no-nonsense detective – tasked with tracking him down.