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Michael B. Jordan joins Marvel's Black Panther

Creed actor will star opposite Chadwick Boseman

Michael B. Jordan, best known for his work in Creed and Fruitvale Station, has joined Marvel's Black Panther movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jordan, who previously worked with director Ryan Coogler on both aforementioned movies, is rumored to be playing the film's villain. There's no official word from the studio on whether that's true or not. The news of Jordan's casting comes just one day after Marvel announced that Lupita Nyong'o would be joining the movie as Black Panther's love interest. Chadwick Boseman was announced as the titular superhero last year.

Black Panther made his Marvel debut in the most recent Captain America movie, Civil War. Although the character's standalone movie has had a rocky start, with directors joining and then exiting the project, work on the film is finally underway.

Black Panther is set to be released Feb. 12, 2018.

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