Well, it’s fair to say that we won’t see Michael B. Jordan back as the Human Torch in a Fantastic Four sequel as The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the actor is set to reteam with Creed director Ryan Coogler for Black Panther. This is the second major casting addition made to the movie following the news that Lupita
There’s currently no word on who he’ll play, though the trade mentions that it could be a villain, an interesting departure for the very likeable actor who also starred in Chronicle and Fruitvale Station. Jordan is no doubt reluctant to take on the role of another superhero after that messy Fantastic Four reboot too, so being a bad guy could be a pretty wise choice.
Of course, the most exciting news here is the fact that Coogler and Jordan will be reteaming, and the cast of Black Panther is on its way to being one of Marvel’s most impressive yet. Sadly, we have quite some time to wait before seeing this lot in action as the movie was delayed when Spider-Man: Homecoming was added to Marvel’s Phase 3 slate last year.
Now, Black Panther (who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War) will reach the big screen on February 2nd, 2018. Shooting is expected to start on the movie in early 2017.