Actor Michael B. Jordan attends the Chanel and Charles Finch pre-Oscar dinner at Madeo Restaurant on March 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

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Lupita Nyong'o is also in negotiations to star in the film. #BlackPantherSoLit

Taylor Lewis
May, 14, 2016

The Marvel universe just got a whole lot sexier.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael B. Jordan has just joined the cast of the upcoming superhero flick, Black Panther, which will reunite him with Creed director Ryan Coogler.

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There’s no word yet on who Jordan would play, but sources have hinted at him portraying a villain. 

Chadwick Boseman, who made his Marvel debut in the recently released blockbuster Captain America: Civil War, will play the lead role in the stand-alone film, while Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star alongside the two men as a love interest (yaaaas!). Naturally, the melanin-studded cast has prompted Twitter to go off, creating the hashtag #BlackPantherSoLit. We approve! 

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Filming for Black Panther is set to begin next year with a scheduled release date of February 2018. Black History Month about to be lit!. Are you excited? We know we are!