It is unclear who Jordan would play but one source told THR that it could be a villain.
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.
Boseman and Black Panther were introduced in Captain America: Civil War, which crossed the $700 million worldwide mark in under a week and a half.
The character, whose name is T’Challa, is the warrior king of Wakanda, Marvel’s fictional African nation that is rich in an unbreakable alloy called vibranium.
Black Panther has a Feb. 16, 2018, release date, with production set to start in early 2017.
Panther won’t be Jordan’s superhero movie debut. The actor last year starred as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch in Fox’s Marvel franchise, The Fantastic Four.
Jordan is currently developing a remake of The Thomas Crowne Affair as an acting vehicle. He will also produce the remake along with the Joe and Anthony Russo.
Jordan is repped by WME, MGMT Management, and Bloom Hergott.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter