Given the career-boosting track record that Michael B. Jordan had working on Ryan Coogler-directed films (Fruitvale Station, Creed), it wasn't a stretch for the charismatic actor to sign on when Coogler came knocking a third time for Black Panther.
Sneaker retailer Jimmy Jazz has teamed up with Marvel Comics and New Balance to create a two-piece footwear collection together in honor of the upcoming Black Panther film.
Bryan Bishop, The Verge: "Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is different". It's gripping, funny, and full of spectacle, but it also feels like a turning point, one where the studio has finally recognized that its movies can be about more than just selling the next installment. But that's a quibble given the abundance of meticulous and pleasing touches, from Kendrick Lamar's musical contributions to the Easter eggs within the closing credits.
The movie's megawatt casting, with stars like Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan, and jaw-dropping special effects, are sure to deliver an unforgettable experience for superhero fans.
But what else can we expect from good old Chad, who plays the titular character also known as King T'Challa of Wakanda?
USA Today said that along with the fantastical elements of the film and its James Bond-style spycraft, "Black Panther" was extremely grounded "dealing with the consequences of age-old colonialism and exploring isolation at a time when actual countries are building borders rather than breaking them down".
As far as superhero movies go, "Black Panther" is undoubtedly reigning - and it's not even out yet.