Most people walked out of Captain America: Civil War ready for more Black Panther, and his standalone is shaping up to be the real deal. Chadwick Boseman is ready to step into the cat suit once again, and Creed‘s Ryan Coogler is on board to direct. Additionally, Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to join as well and is expected to be Boseman’s love interest (please be Monica Rambeau). The project is attracting even more talent, as Variety reports that Michael B. Jordan will be heading to Wakanda as well. No word yet on his role, but go ahead and speculate away in the comment section.
This will not be Jordan’s first Marvel property, as he was Johnny Storm in the last Fantastic Four movie. However, since Black Panther is with Marvel Studios, there is a much better chance for success. Still, despite the fact that Four was a flop, Jordan has asserted that the experience didn’t sour him from superhero movies for good. Plus, he’s worked with Coogler on Fruitvale Station and Creed to great success, so the dynamic duo is going to continue with the fireworks. Marvel is really attracting top talent these days, and the wait until Black Panther‘s February 16, 2018 release date just got a little longer.
If you want to learn a little more about the King of Wakanda, check out this primer video.