Rumor: John Boyega Meeting for Role in Black Panther
We thought that the Black Panther cast couldn't get any better, but we were wrong. According to new rumors from multiple sources, Star Wars favorite John Boyega is circling a role in the upcoming Marvel adaptation.
UPDATE - 05/19/16 03:46 pm
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Two days ago, Heroic Hollywood posted a report that Boyega "may be meeting for the film," but acknowledged that it was just a rumor based on "hot, unconfirmed scuttlebutt" from their sources. But on the same day, Best of Marvel noticed that the actor had posted a photo labeled "meeting" just minutes before Kevin Feige followed him on Twitter. This is all, of course, circumstantial evidence and could be a complete coincidence, but it's not an outlandish rumor by any means. Boyega has already expressed his enthusiasm for being a part of the film, and has even revealed that he was gunning for the title role before Chadwick Boseman landed the part.
If this happened, we would be ecstatic, as Boyega's addition would continue to make this one of the most exciting MCU casts yet. In addition to Boseman, the film has recruited Fantastic Four and Creed star Michael B. Jordan, as well as fellow Force Awakens star and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. Andy Serkis may also make an appearance as Ulysses Klaue, but that's just a rumor for now.
Black Panther opens in theaters on July 6, 2018.