Twitter has gone into a bit of a meltdown over a suggestive conversation exchanged between Black Panther stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o.
It all started when Nyong’o shared a video on Twitter of herself running into Jordan’s dressing room on the chat show The View.
Apparently, Jordan had lost a bet to the actress on the set of Black Panther and his punishment was to do an ‘on call pushup’ anytime Nyong’o demanded it.
As the video shows, she’s really taking advantage of this:
— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) February 19, 2018
The footage also shows the pair hugging and laughing before Jordan drops down to the floor to deliver a pushup.
As Nyong’o tells him to ‘stay down’, the two burst into fits of giggles and naturally Twitter decided to start reading into this.
Already excited, fans were floored though when Jordan replied to the video with a now-deleted tweet which read:
Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2? #youknowyouwantthis
Of course we don’t know for sure what this curious tweet really means but the fact Jordan quickly deleted it only further encourages the rumour mill.
It’s safe to say Twitter got very excited over the idea the co-stars might be dating:
NOW WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON pic.twitter.com/I0vxhB3YMZ
— optimus prime’s wife (@sydneybaretts) February 20, 2018
Either Lupita has some actual chocolate cake or… pic.twitter.com/PD8ipjO1V6
— CotySJ (@CotySJ1) February 20, 2018
We all up in your conversation like pic.twitter.com/XoFHlnScrv
— Carmen Ellington (@ReallySeeME) February 20, 2018
Hopefully the pair break their silence soon about what the tweets really mean as we just can’t cope with the rumours!
Both Jordan and Nyong’o must be extremely happy right now considering the huge critical and commercial acclaim their latest film is receiving.
Not only is Black Panther getting fantastic reviews from critics everywhere, but it also destroyed box office records in its opening weekend.
Since its release last Friday in the US, the film has smashed $192 million from the weekend and is projected a holiday opening of $218m (Friday to Monday).
You can watch the trailer for the hit film here:
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This means Black Panther has the biggest holiday opening since Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, $153 million, in 2007 and is the biggest non-sequel launch of all time.
Forbes reports it’s the fifth biggest Friday to Sunday opening of all time, just shy of The Avengers ($207 million), Jurassic World ($208 million), The Last Jedi ($220 million) and The Force Awakens ($248 million).
According to Forbes though we shouldn’t be surprised by the bankability of black movies at the box office:
We’ve known movies fronted by minorities could be huge box office hits at least, at LEAST, since Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker’s Rush Hour which opened with $31 million in September of 1998.
That’s not even counting the likes of Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop or Will Smith’s many, many hits.
And let’s not forget those Fast and Furious movies, which proved diverse casts were totally box office poison by earning record-breaking sums in China and around the world.
With the movie yet to open in Russia and China, these numbers are only going to get bigger.
Black Panther is in UK and US cinemas now.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.