For those of you who missed it Aldis Hodge has expressed interest in playing T’challa The Black Panther recently in the always rumored Black Panther Movie. In an Interview with The Examiner the actor was asked if he favored a particular comic book series. his answer:
Growing up I was a fan of Black Panther and X-Men comic books. I was also a huge Batman fan. There’s recently been a little buzz online about Marvel pushing for Black Panther, and I’ve been in love with the idea for years. I want the fans to know that the one role I really want to play is Black Panther. I grew up loving the Marvel world, and grew up on martial arts. I still train. When Black Panther came around, he was almost like an African American Batman.
Now that was months ago but twitter “Insider” Roger Wardell who allegedly has the inside scoop upcoming Marvel movies, now claims:
“Aldis Hodge is currently on Marvel’s radar.”
Lets file this one under the rumor mill since the Black Panther movie has not even been announced yet and was skipped in favor of “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Who is Aldis Hodge?
Aldis Hodge, 25, is best known for his Alec Hardison role on the TNT Leverage TV series, which landed him a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television. He has also appeared in Supernatural among many shows. And he currently has two films, The East and Lives of the Saints, in production.
More as it breaks!
[Source: Comicbookmovie and Twitter]