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'Black Panther' Spoilers, Release Date & Cast: 'The Force Awakens' Star John Boyega As Wakanda?

Update Date: May 18, 2016 06:13 AM EDT
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Speculations are brewing that "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" titular actor John Boyega would be heading anytime soon to the Marvel Cinematic Universe country of Wakanda, as part of the Black Panther roll call. According to What Culture, the 24-year-old British actor has been spun by the rumor mill to be possibly reeled in by Director Kevin Feige, thanks to the latter's action of following him on Twitter.

The actor however only has a selected 255 followers on the social media site and such a recent "follow" have fanned the flames from rumor-mongers that something must truly be growling - especially that Boyega who portrayed Finn in the Star Wars stand-alone movie indicated that he was "heading to a meeting."

If this was all true then Boyega will be joining a talented ensemble of actors and actresses which include Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael B Jordan.

This is not the first time that rumors of Boyega's enthusiasm for the Marvel comic book adaptation surfaced on the internet.

Back in 2014, Boyega started "tweeting" about enjoying reading the "Civil War" comic title which all began with these tweets which were also posted on the website:

Marvel role? ....hehe ... I'm dam right aiming for it

- John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014

Along with another major tip-off on what movie would he like to star with?

Currently booking flight to Wakanda

- John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014

Director Ryan Cooglerwho is set to direct "Black Panther" was also mentioned in the website to have quoted that this MCU movie of his will is one of his most personal movies in his career as a film maker:

"It's going to be my most personal movie to date, which is crazy to say, but it's completely the case. I'm obsessed with this character and this story right now, and I think it's going to be very unique and still fit into the overall narrative that they're establishing."

Coogler added that Marvel has reinvented the scope with MCU as it has successfully tied all its contents in one important universe, which has made it quite a challenging experience for him.

Hence, adding the talented Boyega would be a no-brainer to the set. 

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