'Black Panther': Michael B. Jordan Joins

Michael B. Jordan is in talks to join Chadwick Boseman in Marvel’s “Black Panther,” sources confirmed to Variety.

Lupita Nyong’o is also currently in negotiations to board the film as Black Panther’s love interest.

“Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler will direct the movie, which stars Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the mantel after his father’s murder. Marvel unveiled the character in “Captain America: Civil War” before the standalone film bows on Feb. 16, 2018.

Jordan’s role is unknown at this time.

Joe Robert Cole is co-penning the script with Coogler. Kevin Feige is producing the movie.

The role would reteam Jordan with Coogler; the duo worked together on “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station.” Jordan is hot on the heels of relaunching the “Rocky” franchise with “Creed.” He is attached to star in a remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair” for MGM, as well as the adaptation of “Just Mercy” which has “Short Term 12” helmer Destin Cretton directing.

Jordan is repped by WME. The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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