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Anthony Mackie Willing To Star In Marvel’s Black Panther

Anthony Mackie recently told HitFix that given the chance, he would take a swipe at playing T’Challa in Black Panther, Marvel’s upcoming superhero film that is set for release in 2014. In a joint interview with Benjamin Walker to promote Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Mackie was asked if he has been contacted by Marvel about the comic book adaptation. Although he admits that he hasn’t, he states that it is one of his dreams to play an action hero and expresses interest in the role. Co-star Benjamin Walker voices support, and says he “would watch the hell out of that.”

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Anthony Mackie recently told HitFix that given the chance, he would take a swipe at playing T’Challa in Black Panther, Marvel’s upcoming superhero film that is set for release in 2014.

In a joint interview with Benjamin Walker to promote Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Mackie was asked if he has been contacted by Marvel about the comic book adaptation. Although he admits that he hasn’t, he states that it is one of his dreams to play an action hero and expresses interest in the role. Co-star Benjamin Walker voices support, and says he “would watch the hell out of that.”

My sentiments exactly, Mr. Walker. With the explosion of iconic Marvel characters on the big screen, a film depicting the first black superhero is well deserved. So far, the Black Panther has been seen in numerous animated shows, including the currently running series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightest Heroes.

Anthony Mackie’s commendable roles in films like The Hurt Locker and Night Catches Us make the actor a very viable option for the part and I for one would LOVE to see him in the role.

Of course, the film hasn’t even been officially confirmed just yet but Marvel hired frequent HBO documentary writer Mark Bailey to work on a Black Panther treatment back in January 2011. Plus, Black Panther creator Stan Lee has indicated he believes Marvel is working on a film for the character, who was once set to be portrayed by Wesley Snipes back in the 90’s. So, all things point to a Black Panther film heading into development sometime soon.

What do you think of a potential Black Panther film starring Anthony Mackie? Tell us in the comments below.


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