Rumors of Marvel moving forward with the Black Panther movie are still running rampant around the web. Despite the studio’s denial that a film about the African prince is in the works, many feel that a film about one of Marvel’s black superheroes is well overdue.
Samuel L. Jackson was the only person of color with a significant part in “The Avengers.” But if a Black Panther movie is made, that would potentially change things.
For those who don’t follow the comics, Black Panther is the Oxford educated, African prince named T’Challa. He is the son of T’Chaka, the chief of the Panther Tribe in the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
When T’Chaka, is killed by the villain Ulysses Klaw, T’Challa is crowned king of Wakanda and becomes Black Panther. He then uses his superior intellect and superhuman strength and agility to fight against evil. Sometimes T’Challa teams up with the Fantastic Four or the Avengers to save the world.
The T’Challa character would be a major feat for any black actor, potentially becoming the breakout role for many of them who are enjoying D-list careers. Turn the page to see the list of who we think should be given strong consideration for the Black Panther role. If you agree or disagree with a choice, let us know about it in the comment section.