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11 Black Celebrities Who Would Be Perfect to Play Hannibal of Carthage

There has been a lot of discussion in Hollywood about finally making a blockbuster film about African kings and queens. One of the most intriguing stories to be told is of Hannibal of Carthage.

King Hannibal is said to be the greatest military leader and strategist of all time. Hannibal was born in 247 B.C., during the beginning of the decline of Carthage, then a maritime power near present-day Tunis in North Africa. The Carthage population was a mix of Africans and Phoenicians who were great merchants, trading with India, the people of the Mediterranean and the Scilly Isles.

Here are 11 actors who could bring that story to life on the big screen

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Pacific Rim actor Idris Elba

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The Last King of Scotland actor David Oyelowo

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4 thoughts on “11 Black Celebrities Who Would Be Perfect to Play Hannibal of Carthage

  1. Nefertina Abrams says:

    Where is MICHAEL JAI WHITE!!! He played 'Spawn' and is the perfect actor obliterate the mighty HANNIBAL!!!

  2. Scott Rose-Smith says:

    I'd take out Chesnut, Foxx and yes Denzel. Elba, Hounsou, or Ejiofor.

  3. Denzel Washington, Blair Underwood, idris elba, and delroy lindo are the best guys fit for the role of Hannibal barca. The others just can't sell it.

  4. This is assuming that white Hollywood would ever make a movie about Hannibal Barca or any movie about how great black civilizations thrive before slavery. The only way this film gets made is if Black celebrities produce the movie and I doubt it will ever happen. Hollywood only excepts Black Heroes post slavery because in a way, it still confirms that slavery was still good for black people.

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