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BLACK PANTHER (2018): Michael B. Jordan Signs On

Michael B. Jordan Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan added to the cast of Black Panther. The Fantastic Four and Creed actor will appear in the planned Marvel spin-off film.

Although it will be Jordan’s first time acting in a movie set in the Marvel cinematic universe, it will be the second time he has played a role in a project based on a Marvel property. Just last year, he played Johnny Storm, better known as the Human Torch, in Fantastic Four, which was produced by 20th Century Fox and without any input from Marvel:

Ryan Coogler is both writing and directing Black Panther, which will continue the story of Boseman’s T’Challa, the warrior King of Wakanda, following his debut in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War. It’s unclear what other characters will appear in the film, though Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaw, who made his debut in Avengers: Age of Ultron, is one strong possibility given the villain’s role in the comics. It’s also quite likely that we’ll see the return of Martin Freeman’s Civil War character Everett Ross who, in the comics, worked closely with T’Challa.

Although Black Panther made his comic book debut in Fantastic Four #52 back in 1966, don’t expect any connection between the film and last year’s Fantastic Four movie. That franchise belongs to 20th Century’s Fox’s corner of the Marvel Universe and, following a disappointing worldwide box office of just over $167 million, the future of the FF is uncertain.

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