Ryan Coogler Adds None Other Than Michael B. Jordan to His Black Panther Movie

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Just 24 hours since Lupito Nyong’o was said to be in talks for Marvel’s Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan joins the cast of the Ryan Coogler-directed film.

The Hollwood Reporter writes:

Michael B Jordan will reteam 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. The first time the duo came together was for the indie drama Fruitvale Station.

We already know Chadwick Boseman, who recently debuted as T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War, is leading the cast but who will Jordan play? THR writes, “It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain. Marvel had no comment.”

Not gonna lie, still haven’t seen the latest Fantastic Four film but something tells me Jordan will be much happier in this portion of the Marvel Universe. Are you excited? Is it hysterical this is the second Johnny Storm to get picked up in the MCU?

16 Responses to “Ryan Coogler Adds None Other Than Michael B. Jordan to His Black Panther Movie”

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  2. Anna says:

    Marvel Studios: the home for wayward Human Torches.

  3. Nuuni Nuunani says:

    So he went from basketball to acting? O.o

  4. Everyone seemed to think the same thing I did about recruiting Human Torches to the cause. FF was a complete waste of a film, but Jordan has the charisma and talent to be tapped and it’s nice to see him join the MCU. I wonder who he’ll play though? I haven’t read BP since the Christopher Priest days and my memory isn’t the greatest.

  5. I want him to be Man-Ape just so we can see Michael B. Jordan kick ass dressed like an albino gorilla.

  6. WheelchairNinja says:

    Marvel should hire actors from all the horrible comic book movies to give them a chance to redeem themselves. Hey Jennifer Garner, want to make up for Elektra sucking *and* get back at your ex? Here’s a role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which let’s face it, is almost guaranteed to have a bigger box office than Batman v Superman. Chris O’Donnell, have you noticed that we love hiring white guys named Chris? Well we’ve got the perfect part for you in Spider-Man: Homecoming that will make everyone forget Batman and Robin ever happened. Well that was rather rude and uncalled for, Jason Momoa. We’re not going to reply in kind as Cap has taught us to watch our language, but instead we’ll put a hold on that Inhumans movie we were hoping you’d star in.

  7. wondercube says:

    I may die from sheer beauty overdose if all these castings come to pass.

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  9. VindicaSean says:

    This is awesome news. Coogler’s quickly becoming one of my favorite directors (I mean, who looks at a ROCKY sequel and says, “Yes, I will make my career on that” and then actually manages to do it? Man’s got skills), and Jordan’s long been an actor I’ll watch in anything, except that Fantastic Four movie.

  10. bandit_queen says:

    I think I need to lie down for a moment.

  11. Zefram Mann says:

    Marvel’s Home for Former Human Torches.

  12. Jason Rye says:

    Hey look it’s the second Jonny Storm to jump ship from Fox’s ever sinking Fantastic Four franchise.

    • lol I was working in this exact thing while updating the post

      • Jason Rye says:

        lol, I still have yet to watch any of the FF movies from Fox, myself. I wonder how long some of those X-Men actors will stick with Fox, after Apocalypse being panned.

        • WheelchairNinja says:

          The 2005 one had a kind of Silver Age corniness that I liked, but even knowing ahead of time how awful everyone said the 2015 version was I still left the theater angry that they were able to screw up a comic book movie *that* badly.