The recent release of Captain America: Civil War has done the impossible and won most of the non-believers over to Black Panther. An obscure hero, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) stole the show during the recent Marvel adventure, and as such people have voraciously consumed any and all updates related to his upcoming solo movie. One such update involved the potential casting of a Star Wars headliner, but now it’s looking like his involvement in Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Marvel adventure might not materialize after all.

John Boyega’s agent, Femi Oguns, has taken to Twitter in order to quash the rumor that Boyega has joined the cast of Black Panther. The rumor had begun to swirl over the last few days, but now it looks as though the news had been greatly exaggerated. The actor had recently posted a Snapchat about potentially meeting with Marvel about a role in an upcoming MCU movie, but beyond that much of the news about him having an actual role in the upcoming Black Panther solo movie seems based purely on conjecture from fans and press.
 
 
Black Panther did initially seem like a logical place for John Boyega to end up. He has a strong working relationship with Disney – and therefore Marvel – because of his work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and there’s also been quite a bit of press surrounding the fact that roughly 90% of the Black Panther cast will be comprised of prominent black actors and actresses. When news broke that he might join the MCU, Black Panther seemed like a perfect fit for the up-and-comer.


 
At the end of the day, it’s probably a good thing that John Boyega doesn’t have a role in Black Panther. With the recent additions of Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o, the cast of the upcoming film has already become incredibly robust – especially when we consider the likes of Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis may also play a part in the upcoming movie. Marvel has already seen that smaller tends to be better when introducing the world of any given hero, so John Boyega might be better left for another upcoming Marvel property.
 
We will keep you up to date with any and all information related to John Boyega’s potential involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although he won’t feature in the upcoming Black Panther movie, it remains entirely plausible that he could show up in another Marvel movie very soon. Black Panther will hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

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