Marvel’s Black Panther continues to buzz with stars Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan joining Chadwick Boseman in the Captain America: Civil War spin off.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Michael B. Jordan will re-team with his Creed director Ryan Coogler for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, inking a deal to join movie’s buzzy cast, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. This would be the third time that Jordan will work with Coogler, who is helming the comic book movie as well as writing the script with Joe Robert Cole. The first time the duo came together was for the indie drama Fruitvale Station.
Boseman and Black Panther were introduced in Captain America: Civil War, which crossed the $700 million worldwide mark in under a week and a half.
The character, whose name is T’Challa, is the warrior king of Wakanda, Marvel’s fictional African nation that is rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium.
Black Panther has a Feb. 16, 2018, release date, with production set to start in early 2017.