With Fruitvale Station and the Rocky epic Creed under their belts, Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are teaming up once again. Per The Hollywood Reporter:
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 with Joe Robert Cole. The first time the duo came together was for the indie drama Fruitvale Station. Chadwick Boseman is toplining Black Panther while Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to star alongside him. It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain. Marvel had no comment.
So far, this movie is shaping up to be one of Marvel’s most exciting films to date. Black Panther is set for release on July 6, 2018.