Since the premiere of Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther’s popularity has risen a great deal. Many fans thought Chadwick Boseman’s performance as T’Challa stole the show, and many viewers look ahead with anticipation for Black Panther’s solo film, which is set to be released in early 2018. Following Civil War’s premiere, the early development stages of Black Panther have been the focus of fans, as Ryan Coogler’s film has added Michael B. Jordan and possibily Lupita N’yongo, and executive producer Kevin Feige stated the film will feature a 90% black cast. To add to this excitement, a rumor has recently developed involving Star Wars: The Force Awakens star, John Boyega.
John Boyega’s recent and sudden rise to fame following his first major performance in The Force Awakens undoubtedly opened the door for opportunity for the young actor to accept other future roles. The most recent rumor involving Black Panther features Boyega meeting with writer and director Ryan Coogler to join the already star-studded cast. Evidence of this rumor comes from Boyega’s snapchat, in which he posted a picture with the caption “meeting.” Shortly after Boyega posted this, Marvel president Kevin Feige started following Boyega on Twitter, which was followed by the rumor stating The Force Awakens star may be meeting with executives for a role in Black Panther.
It is important to remember this is all speculation and it is still a rumor, but little bits of evidence are giving it credibility. Before Chadwick Boseman was cast as T’Challa, John Boyega auditioned for the role and was considered, which may lead him to a potential role alongside Boseman in the upcoming film. Along with the aforementioned evidence and the fact that Ryan Coogler is wanting 90% of his film’s cast to be African or African American, it is very possible John Boyega will become a part of another huge movie franchise.
Black Panther will premiere in theaters on February 16th, 2018.
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