‘Black Panther’ Adds Michael B. Jordan To Its Cast Brandon Caldwell May 13, 2016 Comics, News, TV/Movies If anticipation for the 2018 full-length Black Panther film already wasn’t high following Chadwick Boseman’s performance in Captain America: Civil War, new casting announcements are making it even more and more of a blockbuster. Michael B. Jordan is now attached to the film along with Lupita Nyong’o, according to a source at The Hollywood Reporter. Boseman’s turn as the King of Wakanda earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Director Ryan Coogler was already tapped to helm the film with Marvel’s Kevin Feige serving as lead producer. If true, Black Panther would mark the third time Jordan & Coogler have worked together on a project. The first was the indie drama Fruitvale Station in 2013 in which Jordan portrayed Oscar Grant. The second, last year’s Creed earned rave reviews for Coogler & Jordan’s performances, which led Coogler to being named director for Black Panther. The film, based around the heroics of King T’Challa following the murder of his father in Captain America: Civil War is set to be released on February 16, 2018. It is unclear whether or not Jordan would be playing a villain in the film as Nyong’o has been rumored to portray T’Challa’s love interest. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.