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The ‘Black Panther’ Cast is Lit!

If you’re a Marvel fan, or if you’ve been following the rumored developments on Twitter, then you know the movie, Black Panther, is one of the most anticipated films, and it doesn’t hit theaters until 2018.

Up until now, the only confirmations we had about the film was Ryan Coogler would be directing and Chadwick Boseman would be starring as the title character. There were rumors Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o would be involved, but on Saturday at Comic-Con, they confirmed everything we had been hoping for. Not only will Jordan and Nyong’o round out the cast, but so will Danai Gurira.

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Boseman confirmed the casting on Twitter with a picture of his cast mates and director with the caption, “It’s official. #BlackPanther #SDCC2016”



Jordan will play villain, Erik Killmonger, Nyong’o will reportedly play Black Panther’s love interest and Gurira will play the chief of a group of warrior women.

Black Panther will be the third time Jordan and Coogler team up. Their partnership began with 2013’s Fruitvale Station. Their second collaboration was for 2015’s Oscar-nominated drama, Creed. 

Coogler spoke with Fast Company about his latest project, saying, “It’s a specific challenge. What Marvel’s doing, and what you see a lot of studios doing now that Marvel has done it so successfully, is making content that exists in a particular universe, where the characters tie in and crossover, and I think that’s a great creative challenge to me—to make this movie as personal as possible. It’s going to be my most personal movie to date, which is crazy to say, but it’s completely the case. I’m obsessed with this character and this story right now, and I think it’s going to be very unique and still fit into the overall narrative that they’re establishing.”

Expect Black Panther to hit theaters Feb 18, 2018.


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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.