Los Angeles - Michael B. Jordan will play Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.
The 29-year-old actor is teaming up with his Creed and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler for the third time to film the movie, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero, and Michael's role was confirmed at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend.
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Killmonger is an expert fighter and nemesis of Black Panther.
Lupita Nyong'o's character was confirmed as Nakia, a potential wife for Black Panther's alter ego T'Challa, who also pops up in the comics as a villain named Malice.
Speaking at Comic Con, Chadwick said: "Ryan has beautiful things in store for us."
The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira has also been added to the cast as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, the Black Panther's personal bodyguards.
The movie is expected expand on the storyline that was first introduced in Captain America: Civil War of how T'Challa becomes the Black Panther.
T'Challa's father T'Chaka is king of the African nation Wakanda and has the ceremonial title Black Panther as the chief of the Panther Tribe, but is murdered when a bomb goes off at the UN making his son the Black Panther.
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