"Black Panther" Adds Michael B. Jordan In Possible Villain Role

But two pieces of casting information hit this week that has people going nuts: both Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan are reportedly set to star in the film alongside Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman made one hell of a debut as Black Panther in this summer's Captain America: Civil War. It's through him that we experience large swaths of the story, and his quest for revenge against the man who killed his father is deeply important to the ideas that are central to the film.

Black Panther will begin production in early 2017 with a February 2, 2018 release date scheduled.

Jordan is making a return to comic book movies (hopefully a better one this time).

Black Panther is set to have his own solo film next year and we should expect it to mainly take place in his home nation of Wakanda. No details about her role have been revealed, though THR reports that she'll be playing T'Challa/Black Panther's love interest.

She could also potentially play a member of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan women who are also the personal bodyguards of the "Black Panther". 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.

He added that he wants "to play a super villain so bad, because I've been playing the good guys, and that's cool, but to play a villain is so opposite of myself".

And you thought it wasn't possible to get even more excited for Black Panther.

There's now no word on who he'll play, though the trade mentions that it could be a villain, an interesting departure for the very likeable actor who also starred in Chronicle and Fruitvale Station.

The Black Panther film will be the 18th installment in the MCU and the sixth installment of Phase Three.

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