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Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan set to star in Marvel's Black Panther
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Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan set to star in Marvel's Black Panther

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and Creed star Michael B. Jordan look set to join Chadwick Boseman as stars of Marvel's Black Panther. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jordan's participation is all but confirmed, it's unknown what role he will play, but the report states it could well be the villain. 

It will be Jordan's third team-up with Ry Coogler, who is directing the new spin-off. The pair previously worked together on indie hit Fruitvale Station and Rocky reboot Creed. 

 

Lupita Nyong’o is currently in talks to take a role, which would see her co-star alongside Boseman as a love interest for Black Panther. 

Black Panther will tell the origin story of the character, whose name is T’Challa. He is the warrior king of Wakanda, a fictional African nation in the Marvel cinematic universe, a country rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium. 

Black Panther is due to go into production in early 2017 with a current release date of February 16th in 2018 booked in. 

Boseman made his debut as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, which is in cinemas now and available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray on the right-hand side of the page. 

Click here to read our full review of the movie. 

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