Marvel’s Black Panther solo film may have been pushed from its original November 2017 release date to the summer of 2018 to accommodate the next Spider-Man movie, but if we’re lucky, could get our first look at Wakanda sooner than that. Chadwick Boseman is set to debut as T’Challa in next year’s Captain America: Civil War and now, a key role in the Black Panther mythos may have been cast.
According to Latino-Review, former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson is circling the role of King T’Chaka, T’Challa’s father. In the comics, T’Chaka rules over and protects Wakanda and its vibranium mines before being killed by Ulysses Klaw, who’s being played by Andy Serkis in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
The new report claims that Hudson has been “hitting the gym” and picking up back issues of Black Panther comics, specifically those that feature T’Chaka. Either the actor is just a comic book geek who likes to stay in shape, or there’s more to this story…
Black Panther will hit theaters on July 6th, 2018 and Captain America: Civil War will arrive on May 6th, 2016. Tell us, do you think Hudson is being eyed for a role? Sound off below!