The Hollywood Reporter has given word that the Creed star will be teaming up once again with director Ryan Coogler on the much anticipated addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s Black Panther.
Having previously played the role of Johnny Storm aka the Human Torch in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four, this won’t be Jordan first romp in the superhero genre. Jordan will be joined by Chadwick Boseman, titular King of Wakanda, and – if the stars align – Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in an undisclosed role. In keeping with the rather hushed news of development for the film, Jordan’s role is also yet unknown. Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaw, having debuted in Avengers: Age of Ultron, will return. Also likely to return to the fold, Martin Freeman, who appeared in Civil War Everett Ross. Ross, being a long-standing character in the Black Panther comics, could very likely be ‘vehicle’ character for audiences’ entering the mysterious and incredibly reclusive African nation of Wakanda.
Ryan Coogler will both write and direct Black Panther, which will continue from Boseman’s breakout performance as T’Challa following the events of Civil War.
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