There have been Black Panther movie rumors going back to when Wesley Snipes was making the first Blade movie. Snipes had time to make two more Blades, get convicted for tax evasion and serve his entire prison term and we still don’t have T’Challa son of T’Chaka ruler of Wakanda on the big screen.
If Marvel wants to make the team bigger for Avengers 2, and all accounts are that they will (Joss Whedon has specifically mentioned more women), Black Panther would be a good fit because he has virtually no name recognition outside comic geek circles and he has no rogues gallery (the guy in the white gorilla suit does not count). It would be tricky giving him his own film, but if freaking Ant Man is getting one, why not? Panther has been one of my favorite heroes as long as I’ve read comics. Chris Priest’s run in the Marvel Knights days was one of the things that brought me back into comics after a few years off. I want to see him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Well, it looks like the Panther may be Morris Chestnut (Kick Ass 2) if he can stop tweeting about it. Earlier this week the actor tweeted:
“It’s time to get familiar with the Black Panther character!,”
(this tweet got deleted post-haste)
However, today, the Mad Tweeter just twittered (I cannot type anything having to do with Twitter and not feel silly):
“Not final,” he writes. “#BlackPanther may be in #avengers2 first. RT @jamaal91604133: @Morris_Chestnut Can’t wait to see this movie. #BlackPanther
It may be all complete rubbish, but that’s what we’re here to debate, folks. If Black Panther is going to be in MCU Phase 2, I see no other place than the Avengers 2 unless he does some kind of cameo as simply T’Challa in Captain America 2. Either way, there’s still Phase 3 and we’ve got Dr. Strange and Daredevil out there to play with too!