RUMOR: Four actors in the running for Marvel's "Black Panther"

Marvel superhero Black Panther is set to come to the big screen and top black British stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba have been tipped to play the character.

Reports suggest the two actors, along with American stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B Jordan, are in line for the leading role in Black Panther.

Chiwetel may be the favourite for the part considering how high his stock has risen following the release of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave. Other reports indicate Boseman could be the best-suited for the part due to his status as a young, up and coming actor.

Black Panther has not yet been given an official release date, but it is widely rumoured to be a future project for Marvel Studios.


This is probably bullshit since Idris and MBJ are already attached to superhero movies, but hey. Who do you want to see play Black Panther?