Michael B. Jordan to Join Chadwick Boseman in ‘Black Panther’

“Creed” star comes on heels of Lupita Nyong’o talks with director Ryan Coogler

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Michael B. Jordan is in talks to join the cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Black Panther, played by Chadwick Boseman, will see a solo outing from director Ryan Coogler on Feb. 16, 2018. Coogler and Jordan worked together on 2015’s “Creed” and 2013’s “Fruitvale Station.”

On Thursday, TheWrap reported that Lupita Nyong’o is in early talks to the play love interest of Boseman‘s Marvel character T’Challa in the movie as well.

Boseman impressed in his first outing as king of the fictional African nation Wakanda in “Captain America: Civil War,” and proved a force to be reckoned with for the likes of Chris Evans‘ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man.

The Marvel universe has already been kind to Jordan, as “Civil War” directors Joe and Anthony Russo are developing a reboot of “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Jordan to star. He also starred in Fox’s “Fantastic Four” in 2015.

It is unclear what type of role Jordan will play in the standalone film. Production is set to start in 2017.