Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’

Michael B. Jordan is playing another Marvel hero, and it’s not the Human Torch this time.

Rising star Michael B. Jordan is doing another comic book film, but it’s not ‘Fantastic Four 2‘!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor has signed on to star in ‘Black Panther’. This film will be Jordan’s third collaboration with director Ryan Coogler, whom he previously worked with on 2013’s Fruitvale Station and last year’s surprise hit Creed. It also marks the second time he has played a Marvel Comics character; the first being Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) in 2015’s ‘Fantastic Four’ reboot. While it was not connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie received critical reviews and poor box office.

Although Jordan’s role hasn’t been officially named, it is reported that he will be playing a villain in the film. He will join ‘Captain America: Civil War’ co-star Chadwick Boseman, who’s playing Black Panther/T’Challa of Wakanda. Academy Award-winning actress Lupita N’yongo has also been in talks to appear in the movie. Andy Serkis is expected to reprise his role of Ulysses Klaue, whom he already played in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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‘Black Panther’ is set to begin filming in early 2017. The film has been scheduled for a February 2nd, 2018 release.

Jonathan Bruce
Jonathan Bruce
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