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Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler are back in business.

The Creed star is joining Marvel’s Black Panther, written and directed by Coogler, EW has learned.

Jordan is the second young star in as many days to be connected to the superhero film; Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o was in talks for a role as of Thursday.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, also known as T’Challa, king of the fictional African nation Wakanda. The character made his on-screen debut in Captain America: Civil War, which opened last weekend.

Jordan broke out in Coogler’s Fruitvale Station in 2013 before the pair linked up again for Creed. His role in Black Panther is unknown, but it might be a villainous one, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the casting news.

Marvel Studios declined comment on Jordan’s involvement. Black Panther is set to strike Feb. 2, 2018.

Black Panther
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the 2018 superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the king who rules over the Afrofuturist paradise of Wakanda.
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