Coolest Marvel Cast Ever? Killer Trio Assembling For BLACK PANTHER


I’m no Marvel fan, but wow, this cast is looking legit.

Following the electric buzz surrounding actor Chadwick Boseman‘s debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, the cast for that character’s first stand alone entry is starting to take shape – including the possible villain.

Already in discussions (but not confirmed) is Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave), although the character she’s in negotiations for is unknown. And while she’s not yet locked in, the reports of her discussion with Marvel have been so prevalent it seems only a matter of “when”, not “if”.

The latest name now in circulation was dropped today by The Hollywood Reporter: Creed‘s Michael B. Jordan. Reportedly the deal is close to being final, and rumors are it’s for the as-yet-revealed villain.

Signing on to Black Panther would see Jordan re-team with his Creed director Ryan Coogler (the first African-American director in the MCU). Coogler is also writing the script.

Jordan’s other roundabout connection with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (other than the 2015 Fox-produced Fantastic Four, that epically tanked) is, oddly enough, a remake of The Thomas Crowne Affair that he’s currently developing…with Captain America directors Anthony and Joe Russo, who are co-producing that project with Jordan.

Black Panther starts production in early 2017. It’s slated for release on February 2, 2018.

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