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Is John Boyega set for the Black Panther movie? UPDATED: He’s not :(

May 20th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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From Star Wars to Wakanda? Could John Boyega be heading to the MCU?

Well, rumours persist that yes, this may just be the case.

With the news that Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B Jordan have joined that cast just last week, teamed with Marvel movie head Kevin Feige saying previously that the Black Panther will be around 90% African-American, African, and/or black actors, this is not all that surprising. Nor unlikely.

Boyega posted a photo on his Snapchat saying ‘meeting’ which apparently was shortly after Feige started to follow him on Twitter, then shortly afterwards Heroic Hollywood reported that actor was in in a meeting for a role in the superhero flick.

What do you think? Would it be cool to see Finn in Wakanda? Yeah, we think so too…

We’ll all know the truth when Ryan Coogler’s movie arrives in February 2018.


THR are reporting that Boyega will sadly not be appearing:

“But Boyega’s reps tell THR that the actor is not and will not be part of the movie, which is building up a predominant black cast under the direction of Ryan Coogler, the director behindCreed, as it focuses on the very first black superhero in American comics.

“Boyega’s agent in the U.K. took to Twitter to also deny the rumor, which began when Kevin Feige began following the actor on Twitter.”

Source: Screenrant

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….