"Black Panther's" cast continues to grow. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Michael B. Jordan has joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel movie. "Black Panther" will mark the third time that Jordan has teamed up with director Ryan Coogler; their previous collaborations include "Fruitvale Station" and "Creed." Marvel declined to comment on THR's report.
It's not yet known what role Jordan will play in "Black Panther," but THR has heard from an unnamed source that it could be the film's villain. It was just reported yesterday that Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to join the film's cast as Black Panther's love interest.
Chadwick Boseman will star in the film as T'Challa, the king of Wakanda and holder of the Black Panther mantle. The character made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in "Captain America: Civil War," where he sided with Iron Man against Captain America's team. Over the course of the film, he assumed the title of King of Wakanda, like his father before him, and donned the mantle of Black Panther in his quest for revenge.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther" opens on February 2, 2018.