John Boyega Could Be Joining Marvel's Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman's role as Black Panther/T'Challa was well-received by Marvel fans when he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War. Creed director Ryan Coogler will be directing and co-writing the solo Black Panther film that's set to release in 2018, and casting for the film has picked up since then as well, in keeping with Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige's previous claim that casting announcements for Black Panther will make its way before the end of the summer, ahead of its 2017 production.

Coogler already recruited his Fruitvale Station and Creed star Michael B. Jordan to play a role in the movie, and Lupita Nyong'o' will be on board as well. And it looks like another Star Wars: The Force Awakens cast member will be joining the cast: John Boyega.

Best of Marvel pointed out a photo Boyega with the label "Meeting" , that he posted on his Snapchat account shortly before Feige began following the actor through his official Twitter account.

Feige previously said that the Black Panther film cast will be around 90% African-American, African, and/or Black actors, and add the fact that Boyega once expressed to play the role of T'Challa himself before Boseman was cast in 2014, so there's a good chance that he'll be a part of the film, but obviously, since this is a rumor for now, take it with a grain of salt.

Meanwhile, Coogler recently said that Black Panther will be his "most personal" movie yet. It's good to know that an enthusiastic fan is also a director for what he's calling a "unique" Marvel film.

Ryan Coogler's Black Panther will hit theaters on February 16, 2018.

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