Star Wars Actor John Boyega Will Not Join Marvel’s Black Panther [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] The reports of John Boyega joining the cast of Black Panther aren’t true, according to The Hollywood Reporter and John Boyega’s agent. The original story follows.

While the Marvel Studios debut of Spider-Man got much of the attention during the build-up to Captain America: Civil War, the first appearance of Black Panther has since proved just as impressive. Creed director Ryan Coogler is on board to helm the standalone Black Panther movie, which will star Chadwick Boseman as the superpowered King of Wakanda. It has now been rumoured that Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega may be joining the cast.

According Heroic Hollywood, Boyega is in talks to play a role in the movie. Boyega and Coogler are certainly in touch, given images of the pair hanging out at the Force Awakens premiere back in December, and Boyega himself has spoken about his desire to appear in the film.

If Boyega does score a part in Black Panther, he will join his fellow Force Awakens actor Lupita Nyong’o, as well as Creed star Michael B. Jordan.

Earlier this week, Coogler explained that the movie would be his “most personal film.” He told Fast Company: “I’m obsessed with this character and this story right now, and I think it’s going to be very unique and still fit into the overall narrative that [Marvel are] establishing.”

Black Panther is set for release on July 6, 2018.

If you want to learn more, you can check out GameSpot’s in-depth look at Black Panther right here. Additionally, you can see eight things we learned about the character in Civil War here.

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