Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan join Black Panther


Captain America: Civil War may have technically been Captain America’s movie, but the shining stars were definitely Spider-Man and Black Panther. In fact, I’m more excited for Black Panther’s solo outing than anything else in their line up. Chadwick Boseman was fantastic, that “Move” woman is the best choice Marvel’s ever made, and the casting for it is reaching Doctor Strange levels of talent and it’s pretty amazing. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan have joined the film. Lupita (not a stranger to Disney’s films) will play Panther’s love interest and Jordan’s character hasn’t been clarified yet. THR thinks he could play the villain and either way it’s awesome. Given that director Ryan Coogler was responsible for my favorite film of 2015, Creed, this casting is just icing on the cake. My hype levels are pretty much through the roof now. 

Black Panther releases February 16th, 2018. 

[via THR]