So much for that "Fantastic Four" sequel Fox is still trying to make — looks like Michael B. Jordan is going to be busy.
The "Creed" star has officially joined Marvel's upcoming "Black Panther" movie, THR reports. He will join Chadwick Boseman, who first played the titular Black Panther T'Challa in "Captain America: Civil War." Lupita N'yongo is also currently in talks to play T'Challa's love interest.
This isn't a surprising turn of events given that director Ryan Coogler has already featured Jordan in two of his previous films, "Fruitvale Station" and "Creed." Jordan has also been working closely with "Captain America" directors Joe and Anthony Russo on an adaption of "The Thomas Crowne Affair," so he's well-acquainted with several members of the behind-the-scenes Marvel team.
Details are vague about what type of role Jordan will play, but THR's source claims he will be a villain. We know that Andy Serkis will be reprising his role as Ulysses Klaue, AKA Klaw, from "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" — could Jordan possibly be playing Erik Kilmonger, the native Wakandan who swears revenge on T'Challa after Klaw kills his father?
Coincidentally, this is the second time an actor playing Marvel character Johnny Storm in a non-Marvel-produced "Fantastic Four" movie has been snatched up by Marvel Studios. Chris Evans was the first, and we all know how that turned out.
Congratulations to Jordan for joining the Marvel family for good this time!