Black Panther Michael B. Jordan Will Join Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER! written by Sean Gerber May 13, 2016 Michael B. Jordan has become the second Human Torch to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan has signed on to play an unknown, possibly villainous role in Marvel’s Black Panther. Jordan will be reunited with Black Panther director and co-writer Ryan Coogler after Jordan starred in the latter’s Fruitvale Station and Creed. The outstanding actor will be a great addition to the cast, regardless of the role. Jordan is no stranger to superhero films, having already made Chronicle and last year’s Fantastic Four. Both Jordan and Chris Evans (Captain America) have played Human Torch in the FF franchise before making their way to the MCU. Marvel’s Black Panther is quickly reaching an embarrassing amount of riches when it comes to casting, as the film will star Chadwick Boseman, who can already be seen in the title role in Captain America: Civil War, and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) is in talks to join. Marvel’s Black Panther, written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, will begin production early next year and be released on February 16, 2018. Michael B. Jordan Will Join Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER! was last modified: May 19th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Black Panther 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post AGENT CARTER – She’s Gone, But Will Never Be Forgotten next post Weekly Ratings Roundup: May 8 to 14, 2016 You may also like 2016 in Review: The Year the Good... January 2, 2017 Lupita Nyong’o Is In Talks For Marvel’s... May 12, 2016 Chadwick Boseman To Participate In Live Facebook... September 8, 2016 What BLACK PANTHER Chadwick Boseman Wants Most January 28, 2015 Marvel Studios confirms the return of Andy... January 26, 2017 Chadwick Boseman Was The Only Choice For... May 3, 2016 Dr. Hyperbole This is particularly interesting, as not 10 seconds ago I read a post on SHH in which Simon Kinberg stated he wants to do a sequel to the–let’s say, underperforming–Fantastic Four movie from last year, with the same cast. Is it plausible that Mr. Jordan could appear in two Marvel franchises concurrently? Is it perhaps more likely that Mr. Kinberg was blowing smoke, or is he simply delusional? Either way, I’m pleased with this casting announcement. Oreole There will not be a sequel to the FF reboot. Kinberg merely stated that Fox and him are interested in doing a sequel to FF and they see room for improvement. His comments indicate Fox are interested in doing more with FF and should not be taken as confirmation they will do a sequel. He made similar comments last year during the Martian premiere. The decision to whether FF gets a sequel or not really falls outside Kinberg’s purview; he’s not a shareholder or investor and it’s just not good business acumen to make a follow-up to a commercial and critical dud. He’s just musing at best. stock He was good in Creed, even if his character could rub you the wrong way. I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to put FF way behind him. Essentially, leave that off the resume, if you know what I mean.