Currently doing promotional work for his latest movie Get On Up – the James Brown biopic – American actor Chadwick Boseman may have let slip that he is in talks with Marvel about portraying the Black Panther. While being interviewed on radio show The Breakfast Club, Boseman was asked about the rumours linking him with the role and he didn’t deny his involvement:
“Ahhh, I don’t know anything about that…Until the contract is signed, I don’t know.”
Not only does he not deny the rumours, he actually hints that contract negotiations have taken place. Of course this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s telling the truth. He could just be having a bit of fun with us all. Boseman has been rumoured for the role for some time now along with a slew of other talented actors including John Boyega (Star Wars:Episode VII) and Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday).
Although Kevin Feige and company haven’t officially announced a solo Black Panther origins flick as yet it’s been highly rumoured that it’s only a matter of time before he is introduced into the MCU, with some internet sources claiming he may even turn up in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In case you don’t know who Chadwick Boseman is, here’s the interview with The Breakfast Club courtesy of Comicbook.com where he talks about his acting career up to now. The Back Panther question doesn’t happen until 16mins in but by his reaction the rumours seem to have a lot of depth to them.
Would you like to see Boseman star as Black Panther, and if not who should Marvel cast in the role?