Michael B. Jordan Has Joined Ryan Coogler's 'Black Panther' (UPDATE)

Michael B. Jordan previously starred in Ryan Coogler's 'Creed' and 'Fruitvale Station.'

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UPDATE 06/08/16:

Michael B. Jordan has confirmed he has joined the cast of Marvel's highly anticipated Black Panther movie. Jordan toldThe Hollywood Reporter: "I'm super excited, especially to put a different spin on it. He said, "I'm looking forward to working with Ryan [Coogler] once again. It's gonna be a good time." Jordan also confirmed Lupita Nyong'o is officially on board for the movie.

See original story from 05/13/16 below.

Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are the critically acclaimed duo that simply can't be stopped. Jordan has signed on for Coogler's forthcoming Black Panther film toplined by Chadwick Boseman, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film marks the Creed duo's third collab, a trio of cinema that kicked off with Fruitvale Station in 2013.

The biggest victory in all of this, aside from the fact that we're all about to get an obviously amazing Black Panther film, is that this gives Michael B. Jordan another shot at starring in a superhero movie that isn't utterly awful. Not to name names, but: Fantastic Four. Though Jordan's Black Panther role has not been revealed, sources tell THR a villain is likely.

Lupita Nyong'o is currently in talks to join Boseman and Jordan in the film, following the title character's introduction in this month's Captain America: Civil War. Nyong'o's character, though not officially confirmed by Marvel, is said to be the love interest of T'Challa (Black Panther).

In addition to helming the project, Coogler is co-writing the script. "[Coogler]'s working on the draft right now," Marvel boss Kevin Feige toldCollider in April. "Between now and the end of the summer, there will be more casting announcements." Indeed. Thankfully, Jordan's casting has already secured the most important co-sign out:

👏🏾👊🏾💯 Love this! https://t.co/3smiIBvJbg

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) May 13, 2016

Black Panther hits theaters Feb. 16, 2018.

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