Michael B. Jordan Confirms ‘Black Panther’ Casting Rumors

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We’ve been hearing all sorts of rumors about Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther which are only making fans more and more excited for the project following the character’s incredible debut in Captain America: Civil War. There’s no doubt that the movie had a lot of great characters such as Spider-Man and Ant-Man, but it’s clear that Black Panther was the one who stood out the most out of the ensemble.

His own standalone movie will enter production next January, so it’s safe to say that Marvel Studios and Coogler are currently looking to round out the cast. Creed star Michael B. Jordan and Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Lupita Nyong’o were reportedly in the mix to join Chadwick Boseman in the project and it looks like both of them have now been confirmed as part of the cast.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the ninth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, Jordan confirmed that he has signed on for the project. While he wouldn’t reveal the identity of his character, he did say that he’s looking forward to working with Lupita Nyong’o and Boseman, meaning that the actress has also joined the cast of the movie. Here’s what Jordan told the trade:

“I’m super excited, especially to put a different spin on it. I’m looking forward to working with Ryan [Coogler] once again. It’s gonna be a good time. I can’t wait to work with Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman.”

There’s not much that we know about Jordan’s role so far, but it’s said that he’s going to be a villain in the movie. I’d love to see him as White Wolf, but he could be playing anyone. As for Nyong’o, rumor has it that she’s going to play Black Panther’s love interest, so for now it looks like we’ll have to wait and see to find out.

What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to seeing which villain Jordan is going to play in Black Panther? Sound-off your thought sin the comment section below.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.

  • Thanostic

    Easy, there. I liked BP a lot in Civil War, but I don’t know that it’s “clear” that he stood out the most. Spidey caught a punch from Winter Soldier’s metal arm and made a joke about it; he rocked it at least as much.

    • Michael

      As much as I enjoyed Spidey’s brief role in the movie, I think that Black Panther was way cooler and had a lot more character development. When I walked out of the theater, it was Black Panther that I was looking forward to seeing again, not Spider-Man.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Sorry, bruh, but T’Challa was the man!

      • Thanostic

        I liked him a lot, and am excited for his solo, but Spidey toyed with Winter Soldier and Imperial Walker-ed Giant Man! I think both are in my top 5 MCU characters, though.

        • Marquis de Sade

          Yeah, and he still got swatted like a bug by Ant/Giant man, and prior to that he got his azzz handed to him by Captain America…Hence, Ironman patting him on the head and sendin’ him home to his Aunt May. – Other than that, yeah, he represented, but not to the extent like T’Challa!

    • Peter James

      Spidey will always be Spidey (and Marvel finally got it right), but Black Panther stole the show in Civil War.

      Hands down.

  • Man, this is such a wasted opportunity on WB’s part.

    Jordan would’ve made the perfect John Stewart, and now he’s third on the call sheet for a Marvel film as a character that likely won’t be half as a good, nor likely around for sequels and the like.

    WB had Creed locked for MONTHS. It never occurred to those dummies to lock up Jordan and Coogler both?

    Imagine the Green Lantern Corps film, with Jordan as Stewart, directed by Coogler as a Lethal Weapon in space; with an older Hal teaching a younger Stewart everything he knows.

    So dumb, WB. Such a wasted opportunity.

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