It’s been a while since we’ve seen a black super hero movie one the big screen, and after Black Panther’s cinematic debut in Captain America: Civil War, fans can’t get enough of him.
The character, a Wakandan King who played by Chadwick Boseman is reportedly the richest superhero in the marvel universe (move over Tony Stark) due to the hordes of valuable vibranium on his homeland, and is also the protector of the African nation fighting crime as the super badass Black Panther, which stole the show in Civil War.
Marvel have previously announced a standalone movie for the Wakanda King and it’s director Ryan Coogler (Creed), which was met with lots of praise. But two pieces of casting information hit this week that has people going nuts: both Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan are reportedly set to star in the film alongside Boseman. After the news broke, #BlackPantherSoLit skyrocketed to the top of the trending list and fans couldn’t hold back their excitement.
Oh, by the way, the film doesn’t come out until 2018. The hype is real.
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