Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Black Panther may join the fight

There's been plenty of rumors over the years that Marvel was greenlighting a Black Panther movie. However, the website Latino Review has report that says Black Panther will be Marvel's next big hero movie.

The idea certainly fits with Marvel's current franchise since the Black Panther has fought both with and against The Avengers.

Latino Review suggested "Red Tails'" Nate Parker for the role and while he might work as a young Panther, he wouldn't be believable as the King of Wakanda.

We've casted this role before and narrowed the choices down to Chiwetel Ejiofor or Idris Elba. Of course now that Elba is Heimdall in "Thor" he's out of the running.

Ejiofor is the only actor who can realistically pull off T'Challa's mix of royal gravitas, scientific genius and badass warrior. Plus he has to be able to hold his own with Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson.

Not to mention the Black Panther has a long romance with and eventually marries Ororo Munroe a.k.a Storm. So even though it will never occur on screen, this is the man who will end up with Halle Berry.

Parker couldn't certainly work in a smaller role but Ejiofor is the only logical choice.

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