I do like the idea of Chadwick Boseman playing Black Panther. I only bring this up because of Boseman’s choice of words during an interview with The Breakfast Club. When asked about the Marvel superhero, Boseman responded with not knowing anything, at least until the contract is signed.
It’s an interesting response from the 42 actor. If the answer was straight up “No”, then there would be nothing to discuss. But an answer like that hints that he’s possibly had talks with Marvel Studios on playing the character. Or maybe he’s never talked with Marvel, but is intrigued by the idea that he expresses an interest publicly.
Regardless, if Marvel is serious about a future Black Panther movie, they better grab this guy before his stock rises. Critics praised his performances in the films 42 and the James Brown biopic Get On Up, a film that could earn him an Oscar nod. I also personally loved his small performance as Vontae Mack in Draft Day.
It should be noted that a Black Panther movie isn’t even confirmed by Marvel. The upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron will close out Phase 2 for Marvel, and the only films confirmed for Phase 3 are Captain America 3 and Guardians of the Galaxy 2. A Black Panther movie has been in discussion amongst fans for years. Recently, we are beginning to see more African American superheroes have significant roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with characters like Falcon and War Machine/Iron Patriot. Black Panther will be Marvel’s first superhero who isn’t a sidekick.
Black Panther rules over the African Kingdom known as Wakanda, and is leader of the Panther Clan. His sense and physical attributes are enhanced to superhuman levels by a magical heart shaped herb. His abilities include being a brilliant tactician, strategist, tracker, and master of all forms of unarmed combat whose fighting style incorporate acrobatics and animal mimicry. Black Panther always thinks two steps ahead, and will go above and beyond to protect Wakanda and to achieve his goals.