Michael B. Jordan Confirms Lupita Nyong'o Is Joining Marvel's 'Black Panther' Cast

Michael B. Jordan Confirms Lupita Nyong'o Is Joining Marvel's 'Black Panther' Cast

Marvel's Black Panther and actor Chadwick Boseman stole the show in Captain America: Civil War, and it's safe to say we can expect a similarly impressive solo outing in 2018. 

Marvel has Creed director Ryan Coogler — one of the most talented young filmmakers in Hollywood — lined up for the film, and followed up that news with word that Creed star Michael B. Jordan was cast to play a villain. Now, Jordan appears to have confirmed another casting for the film. 

As previously reported, Lupita Nyong'o was in talks to join Black Panther as well, but Jordan addressed the notion in a roundabout way during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. When asked who he can't wait to work with, his answer was simple: "Lupita Nyong'o and Chadwick Boseman [in Black Panther]." 

"I'm super excited, especially to put a different spin on it," Jordan said. "I'm looking forward to working with Ryan [Coogler] once again. It's gonna be a good time." 

Jordan's certainly not the only one who thinks so. Twitter exploded at the news of Jordan's casting and Nyong'o's rumored involvement, and rest assured: Black Panther is indeed going to be very lit. 

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