Black Panther might be in Avengers: Age of Ultron after all, but it might be as a cameo, but I don’t care. To see Black Panther in theaters as soon as Summer 2015 is awesome! T’Challa of Wakanda/the Black Panther is such an interesting character and unique because he is simply so zen. It sounds as if they have already casted the Black Panther, but we won’t find out who it will be if the Black Panther does indeed appear in Avengers. It would amazing if Avengers director Joss Whedon surprised us!
Who is perfect for the role of the Black Panther, one actor that comes to mind is Seth Gilliam, who plays Dr. Deaton on the hit show,Teen Wolf. Gilliam is so zen that it is natural to him. I could see Gilliam take on the role as the Black Panther, but he would definitely need to bulk up and it could work. Gilliam can take his expert experience on wolves to the role of the Black Panther as wolves and panthers are similar in terms of hunting animals. I think Gilliam would be perfect for the role.
Another actor in mind would have been Anthony Mackie, but he has been casted as the Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Mackie would have been cool as the Black Panther, but Mackie would have to add more zen to the Black Panther. Besides Mackie made the Falcon role and owned it. Also, I see Mackie more as someone who wants to have fun and make jokes. The Black Panther is a more serious character in the Marvel Universe. Another actor that could play the role well is Idris Elba.
Elba, who has been in considerations to play Jon Stewart, the Green Lantern, in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie, could also work to play T’Challa, but has already been cast in another Marvel franchise, Thor. He plays the gatekeeper, Heimdall, and it doesn’t look like Elba will be leaving the Thor franchise to be the Black Panther. Elba and Gilliam are great choices for the Black Panther.
Djimon Hounsou originally was in talks to play the Black Panther in a movie back in the past, but talks in negotiations never left the table and Hounsou eventually moved on to other movies. Hounsou has previously played the role of the Black Panther in a mini television series, but only for six episodes. Although Hounsou is still going to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Korath the Pursuer in the upcoming Marvel movie this August, Guardians of the Galaxy. So that takes Hounsou out of the game or they could recast Korath in the next GOTG movie if Hounsou does indeed end up becoming the Black Panther.
Whoever plays the Black Panther, Whedon, will definitely set up a potential Black Panther franchise spinoff in the Avengers. Whedon is probably the greatest director of all directors in the MCU because he genuinely cares for each Marvel character and wants to see them succeed. So if the Black Panther does appear in the Avengers movie in summer 2015, it is because the Black Panther is going to be a part of Phase Four plans and will have his own solo movie coming and who better than Whedon can set up the Black Panther for spinoff properly? No one! Get ready, Black Panther fans, a Black Panther movie will be possibly in production as soon as next year! That is, if Black Panther is a part of the Phase Four plans.
Should the Black Panther make a cameo in the next Avengers movie? Who do you think should play the Black Panther? Should it be Seth Gilliam or Idris Elba? Or do you think Anthony Mackie or Djimon Hounsou should try to get the role of the Black Panther and give up their previous Marvel roles as the Falcon and Korath the Pursuer? Or do you have someone else in mind? I think it would be really cool to see the Black Panther in Avengers, regardless of who plays him. The Avengers movie would set him up to his own solo movie and possibly his own franchise. Avengers: Age of Ultron should be a really cool movie and I am very excited to watch it in July of 2015. Why can’t it come any faster! Don’t be afraid to share your opinions, I would love to hear and talk with you guys!