The upcoming Black Panther movie is looking to add some serious talent to the cast with Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o expected to join the Marvel family….
Director Ryan Coogler is putting together an all star cast for the upcoming Black Panther movie starring Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the king of Wakanda — a fictional country in Africa with a lot of history and a ton of vibranium being mined out of the ground there. Vibranium is the indestructible material that made up Black Panther’s suit in Captain America: Civil War as well as Captain America’s shield.
Now Michael B. Jordan has also joined the cast in a new role where he is expected to play a villain in the movie. Jordan is very familiar with Coogler, having worked with him on both Fruitvale Station as well as Creed.
Both roles earned Jordan rave reviews and put his name into the spotlight as an actor.
Jordan will look to redefine himself in this Marvel franchise movie after being part of the regrettable Fantastic Four film released a year ago that was critically panned and bombed at the box office.
Jordan will team back up with Coogler where he’ll get the chance to play a bad guy opposite Boseman as the Black Panther in the movie.
Also expecected to join the cast is Lupita Nyong’o, who is currently in negotiations to jump on board the newest Marvel project.
Nyong’o won an Academy Award for her performance in 12 Years A Slave and she also made an appearance (in voice form) as part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Nyong’o hasn’t officially signed onto join the movie, but with negotiations ongoing it looks like she’ll eventually become part of the cast for Black Panther.
Black Panther will begin production in early 2017 with a February 2, 2018 release date scheduled.