Michael B. Jordan & Lupita Nyong’o to Join Black Panther

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Chadwick Boseman over the years, has become a genuine talent to keep an eye on. Whether he was knocking it out of the park in 42 or making everyone dance with soul in Get on Up, he turned in a stellar performance. When I heard that he landed the role of Black Panther, I knew he would do good and in his debut as the character in Captain America: Civil War, he crushed it! Now he is in tandem with an amazing director in Ryan Coogler, formerly of Fruitvale Station and 2015’s highly acclaimed Creed. With Phase Three of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe in full swing, Marvel is working to fill the empty positions they have left and for Black Panther, this includes beginning to give Boseman supporting talent and boy they have started bringing in talent!

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Within a few days of each other, major stars have become attached to the upcoming superhero adventure. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to join the film in an unspecified role. In addition to her Best Supporting Actress role in 12 Years a Slave, her credits also include her roles as Maz Kanata in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Raksha in The Jungle Book, as well as successful run on Broadway. She is undoubtedly one of the hottest and most talented figures in the entertainment industry right now and news that she is in negotiations to join one of most looked forward to blockbusters in the coming future, just ramps up the anticipation for Black Panther. Yet the anticipation keeps on growing!

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Ryan Coogler has worked with rising star Michael B. Jordan in both Fruitvale Station and Creed and now they are going for the trifecta, now that Jordan is set to reunite with Coogler since he has joined the film as well. The role is unspecified but sources claim that he could be a villain character. In addition to Fruitvale Station and Creed, Jordan is also known for his roles in Chronicle and has prior experience as a Marvel superhero already in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. The Human Torch.

Black Panther is starting to challenge Doctor Strange and Captain America: Civil War as Marvel’s most star-studded ensembles ever crafted. All that’s left is wondering if Andy Serkis is confirmed to reprise his role as T’Challa’s adversary Ulysses Klaue, last seen in Age of Ultron, but news such as this is worth admiring. Black Panther is set to arrive in theaters on February 16, 2018.


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