Warner Bros. has picked up Michael B. Jordan’s newest starring vehicle called Just Mercy. Jordan’s star is rapidly rising as he continues to emerge as one of Hollywood’s finest young actors, and he will almost certainly see his profile raised even more when he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Erik Killmonger in next February’s Black Panther. He is also starring in a TV adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 in 2018, in addition to reprising his role as Adonis Johnson in Creed 2 next November.

Jordan has consistently landed major roles since his breakthrough performance in 2013’s Fruitvale Station, becoming more and more of a leading man with each ...

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