Michael B. Jordan is teaming up with his longtime friend in film Ryan Coogler for what could be one of his biggest roles yet. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor just inked a deal to join the highly anticipated Marvel Studios film Black Panther.
Coogler, who worked with Jordan twice in the past on the movies Fruitvale Station and Creed, is set to both direct and write the film. As of now, it is stil lunclear what role Jordan will play, but the publication reports that he could possibly play a villain. Marvel has not yet confirmed those claims.
Now in the beginning stages of casting, it is confirmed that Chadwick Boseman will play the title role, and there are also talks of Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o possibly joining the cast in some capacity.
Boseman made his debut as the Black Panther in the recently premiered Captain America: Civil War, which has offically become a bonafide hit in theatres, crossing the $700 million worldwide mark in under two weeks.
Black Panther is slated to premiere on February 2, 2018, with production set to begin in early 2017.
Watch the film's director Ryan Coogler talk about his success beyond Hollywood in the BET Breaks video above.
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