We’re sorry to kill the buzz, but find out why John Boyega is NOT gunning for Black Panther on the flip…
Adding Boyega to a cast list that already boasts Chadwick Boseman, MIchael B. Jordan and probably Lupita Nyong’o would be HUGE.
It would be a cavalcade of young black stars whose wattage would make Black Panther one of the buzziest movies of the year. The only problem is, that Boyega is not in talks to appear in Black Panther.
We’ve spoken to three sources within Marvel and all agree – they’d love to do something with Boyega, but as of right now that’s not Black Panther.
Boyega got on his social media and talked about taking a meeting. Then Kevin Feige, a very big Star Wars fan, followed him on Twitter. And thus was born a rumor, from nothing more than those two things. And because the rumor was so good – who doesn’t want Boyega in a Marvel movie? – everybody believed it. Normally I don’t like doing debunking stories but a) this didn’t arise from a real scoop and b) I’m worried people will actually be disappointed when Boyega isn’t in the movie if the rumor keeps spreading.
Hey, things may change. And I’m sure Marvel will bring Boyega into the fold at some point. But as of right now, it’s not happening in Black Panther.
We will keep you posted…
Black Panther scheduled theater release can be found here…
For now, enjoy some StormTroopers Twerking for John: