MTV reports that Marvel could be crowning the King of Wakanda sooner than we think.
Lost actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje says he is currently in early discussions with Marvel about possibly playing the lead role for T’Challa.
“We’re talking to Marvel about ‘Black Panther,’” Akinnuoye-Agbaje said. “This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they’ll look at ‘G.I. Joe’ and see the potential. But it’s about time we have a black superhero, isn’t it?”
Obviously, this sort of thing could fall apart at any moment, as there have been rumors in the past of actors ranging from Chiwetel Ejiofor to Djimon Honsou (who will now play the voice of the character in the BET animated series) to Wesley Snipes in the works for years, but it’s an interesting lead.