Black Panther isn’t set to hit the big screen until July 6th, 2018, but with Chadwick Boseman set to debut as T’Challa in next year’s Captain America: Civil War, there’s a good chance we’ll be diving T’Challa’s world a lot sooner than that. According to Latino-Review, who has a pretty solid track record with Marvel scoops, Ernie Hudson is circling the role of T’Chaka.
Again, this is purely a rumor at this point, but one that would indicate we may just see T’Chaka in Captain America: Civil War.
Here’s some more from Latino-Review:
With production kicking off this month in Atlanta for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther being confirmed as part of the cast, can we perhaps see King T’Chaka in the film?
Sorry, if you guys are expecting fan favorite Denzel Washington, it looks like that ain’t happening. Besides his quote is too damn high for Marvel. Anyway, I got some solid intel that longtime character actor Ernie Hudson (Winston in Ghostbusters) has been hitting the gym and picking up back issues of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther. The actor has specifically been looking for issues that feature King T’Chaka, the ruler of Wakanda.
As they also point out, it has been confirmed that Andy Serkis is playing Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and there’s been rumors of Marvel wanting to avoid origin stories [for the solo films] going forward. This would easily allow them to forgo the origin story for Black Panther in the 2018 solo film, instead choosing to write T’Challa’s origin in Civil War.
What do you think? Would you be excited to see Ernie Hudson join the MCU?