Who should play the King of Wakanda? That’s a question that keeps popping up in my mind ever since the last bit of speculation came about. It got me thinking, Christopher Priest fans will want one thing, Hudlin fans another. Those of us who enjoyed both runs want another and the casual fans who never bought a comic but have opinions up the wazoo about every Black character ever created want, you guessed it SOMETHING else!
So here is where I throw my opinion in the ring 🙂 be sure to let me know in the comments below who you would cast in the Black Panther Movie.
Who is the Black Panther? Shoot me, but only D’jmonn Honsou can be Black Panther in my eyes in fact BLACK PANTHER SHOULD BE PLAYED BY AN AFRICAN ACTOR. I am one of those purists who think anything else would just be irreverent BS. Cast an unknown if you so feel inclined but honestly Jai white while a great fighter I don’t see him pulling of being king of Wakanda on the Big screen. Sorry!
As Reggie Hudlin put it, here’s an African actor famous in America who not only looks like a superhero but can act as well.
With the king out of the way who are his support staff? For uncle S’yan a former Black Panther himself, Denzel Washington is a dead ringer. His range will also allow for a convincing African accent. None of that Cliched campy BS we always get when Americans try a Jamaican/African/French accent 🙁
Villains? Oh lord I love me some Eric Killmonger and another dead ringer adewale akinnuoye-agbaje.
Man Ape– Now honestly calling a Black man “Man Ape” is bound to have those sensitive types screaming, hooting and hollering racism on both sides of the fence. So let’s call him the white Gorilla and be done with it.
My man Michael Clark Duncan is a huge guy , 6 ft 5 is my pick or even Kevin Grevioux of underworld fam! Both would be convincing as the super strong, huge towering dude who really does not need many lines since he’s a big dumb lumox 🙂