Last month, “Creed’s” Michael B. Jordan entered talks to join star Chadwick Boseman and director Ryan Coogler in Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” Though Marvel declined to confirm the report at the time, Jordan recently expressed his excitement to be a part of the film, which appears to confirm his involvement.
“I’m super excited, especially to put a different spin on [‘Black Panther’],” Jordan told The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m looking forward to working with Ryan [Coogler] once again. It’s gonna be a good time.”
He also revealed that he can’t wait to work with “Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman [in Black Panther.]”
It’s not yet known what role Jordan will play in “Black Panther,” but an earlier report suggested he will play the film’s villain. It was reported earlier that Lupita Nyong’o is also in talks to join the film’s cast as Black Panther’s love interest; she has not yet been confirmed by Marvel, though Jordan’s comments suggest she is officially on board.
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” is scheduled to open on February 2, 2018.
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