Could Morris Chestnut turn up as the Black Panther character in The Avengers 2?
The Boyz n the Hood actor took to Twitter today dropping hints about his involvement and the Marvel comic book character’s big screen future.
Ain’t It Cool News reported that Chestnut had tweeted a photo earlier (later removed) of the cover of a Black Panther comic book with the message, “It’s time to get familiar with the Black Panther character!”
A little later in the day, Chestnut responded to a fan tweeting enthusiasm for a Black Panther movie. “Not final. #BlackPanther may be in #avengers2 first.”
Should Marvel decide to pursue Chestnut — and if you go just by the cryptic maneuvering of his Twitter account today, they are — the 44-year-old actor would certainly have time to put together a couple of Black Panther movies before aging out of the superhero system.
His training has already begun for this with a substantial role in the upcoming comic book flick Kick-Ass 2. In the sequel to the 2010 R-rated adaptation of Mark Millar’s equally R-rated graphic novel, Chestnut will play Sergeant Marcus Williams.
The Williams character raised Mindy Macready (aka Hit-Girl) until her father was released from prison. In Kick-Ass, he was played by Omari Hardwick.
Chestnut had mixed emotions about taking on the role in a recent interview with HitFlix.
“It was weird … You know, he’s a friend of mine, and I kinda felt bad about that. But it was an opportunity for me to step into a big movie and it was a great experience. You know, I just hope the audience responds to that as well, because it’s gonna be a kick-ass ride,” Chestnut said.
Check the full interview here:
Are you excited about a Black Panther movie, or an appearance of the character in The Avengers 2? What do you think about Morris Chestnut for the role?