May 13, 2016


Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Wants Michael B. Jordan, Too

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Chadwick Boseman's stellar debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War was enough to have us counting the days till his standalone movie drops on Feb. 16, 2018. Then we heard Lupita Nyong'o was in talks to co-star, and, yeah, forget about it, give us a damn time machine right now.

Today it gets sweeter: Michael B. Jordan—a.k.a. Michael Bae Jordan to you and yours—is also in negotiations for Black Panther. No word on the part, yet.

This would make perfect sense, considering writer/director Ryan Coogler has also used Jordan as the lead in his first two films, Creed and Fruitvale Station. It's also exactly the opportunity Jordan needs to wash the taste of 2015's Fantastic Four out of everyone's mouths. (He played Johnny Storm. It's got a 9 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.)

While you await glorious confirmation, preview the Black Panther video series that Marvel and Run the Jewels are launching, and get to know some cosplayers from New York Comic Con: