Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o Cap Off Max Blackness In ‘Black Panther’
Marvel has been working hard to push the envelope with regard to quality movie making. But the cast lining up for Black Panther may be their best yet.
I’m still running off of the high of seeing Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War last weekend. The iconic character T’Challa has been making waves on social media since news broke that he would be making a cameo in the box office hit. It was easily one of the best performances in a superhero movie in recent memory. Not to mention, the cinemagraphics were remarkably on point. But today has brought word that Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o might be joining Boseman in his upcoming Black Panther film scheduled to be released in early 2018.
Jordan getting involved in the film shouldn’t come as much of a shock since his frequent director-friend Ryan Coogler will be helming the film. But in an interesting twist, speculation has Jordan playing the film’s as yet unnamed villain. His superhero chops are mostly untested as we don’t speak of that other film (*Fantastic Four*) around these parts, and seeing him take on a villainous role opposite Boseman could be a revelation.
Lupita Nyong’o has been rumored to be in talks to star as a love interest. While there is much speculation about who exactly she will be (if she takes the role), the excitement at this point is just around the fact that she will be featured prominently in what might be the blackest comic movie in history.
No matter what happens at this point, it is clear that Hollywood is taking note of the constant calls for increased diversity. Let’s just hope the momentum becomes the norm.
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