Report: Another JOHNNY STORM Actor Makes Jump to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm
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Marvel Studios has hired Michael B. Jordan for an unnamed role in 2018 film Black Panther, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If accurate, this would be a reunion as Jordan starred in writer/director Ryan Coogler's previous two films, Creed and Fruitvale Station. Although it's unclear what character Jordan would play, the Hollywood trade suggests it could be a villain.

This comes just one day after Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Lupita Nyong'o was said to be in talks to play a romantic interest  to the Wakandan king T'Challa in Black Panther.

This would be Jordan's second live-action superhero role after appearing in 2015's Fantastic Four as Johnny Storm, a.k.a. the Human Torch.

The MCU connections are running deep these days. Jordan is reportedly working with Captain America: Civil War directors Joe and Anthony Russo to produce a remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, which Jordan would star in.

Black Panther is scheduled to be released in theaters Febuary 16, 2018.

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