Does Chiwetel Ejiofor Have Any Interest In Playing A Superhero?

Does Chiwetel Ejiofor Have Any Interest In Playing A Superhero?

The 12 Years A Slave actor is many fans' pick to play Black Panther on the big screen, and during the following video interview with Collider Ejiofor is asked if he'd have any interest (though not in that character specifically). Click on to hear what he has to say..

The majority of the interview deals with Ejiofor's performance in 12 Years A Slave, but right around the 2:45 mark he's asked about possibly playing a superhero character, and if he's been approached in the past. "I've never had a conversation about it with any of the big cheeses!" he admits, "but definitely I'm a huge fan of all that so that would be definitely stuff that I'd be interested in." So there you go -- no official talks for any roles unfortunately, but if interest is there it might only be a matter of time!
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Filed Under "Black Panther" 10/28/2013 Source: Collider
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Alphaman06 - 10/28/2013, 8:04 AM
Great actor but not my choice for Black Panther.... They really need to cast an unknown actor for Africa instead trying to cast every great black actor there is... Next up Michael B. Jordan rumoured to play Luke Cage
EpitomeofAwesome - 10/28/2013, 8:12 AM
He'd be an awesome Black Panther
SuperDude001 - 10/28/2013, 8:14 AM
The guy is one of the best actors out there, although yeah I hope he isn't cast as anyone obviously like Black Panther or Luke Cage where fans just pick any black actor.
If DC keep going the more serious route like Man Of Steel for the Justice League, he'd make a brilliant GreenLantern or Martian Manhunter...hell even Aquaman I'd love to see him as.
SuperCat - 10/28/2013, 8:16 AM
Should be involved in Black Panther but not the titular character.
kalisto2010 - 10/28/2013, 8:16 AM
You better not have ANY aspirations of acting in a comicbook movie. 99.9% of all comic heros created are White, so if you don't lobby for the 1% of Black characters available you're SOL! The comicbook community feels that race is the biggest part of a character eventhough the only thing that indicates his race is the artists depiction of him. Which supersedes the ideals, motivations, powers, conflicts, and characteristics in the minds of your average comicbook fan. Characters who are defined by their race and place of origin like Omega Red, understandably Black characters aren't considered, however any character who is drawn as White, and not necessarily defined as being White, you're still not welcome to play those parts, because the way they were drawn is not Black. Black comicbook fans around the world never had any problems seeing themselves in White hero's like Superman, Batman, Wolverine, Spiderman, etc. Unfortunately, many of their White counterparts are turned off by the notion of attempting to see themselves in Black Comic hero's, that's why they don't sell. So you're stuck in the 1% world of Black Hero's that rooted in them Being Black, not necessarily heroic.
CarlXVIGarfield - 10/28/2013, 8:16 AM
He would be great as Black Panther!
deepee3 - 10/28/2013, 8:20 AM
Chiwtel is my pick to play T'Challa based purely on his performance as The Operative in Serenity. He was a chilling and physical badass who played the roll with an outer grace and an inner fire. He is a TREMENDOUS actor and I have a very hard time thinking of someone better.
rez4prez - 10/28/2013, 8:22 AM
TheRationalNerd - 10/28/2013, 8:23 AM
RockNRollFrankenstein - 10/28/2013, 8:23 AM
Gbenga Akinnagbe. Younger than most of the other actors being suggested.

Opt1mu5Pr1m4l - 10/28/2013, 8:24 AM
I wouldn't worry about this Black Panther secretly been in pre-production and has been for ages.
RockNRollFrankenstein - 10/28/2013, 8:25 AM
Also, I feel Aldis Hodge's face is too sinister looking to be heroic.
TheRationalNerd - 10/28/2013, 8:26 AM
Aldis Hodge and Chiwetel Ejiofor would make a greak T'Challa and T'Chaka
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 8:27 AM
wow as soon as they interview a black person they automatically ask hes hed like to play BP or luke is this news he knows nothing about it....useless
BlackHulk - 10/28/2013, 8:28 AM
He would be the perfect Black Panther. People tend to forget that he was in Amastad and had a pretty good African accent as well as being fluent in speaking one of the languages. He has the look that T'Chala had without the costume but he would put on about 10lbs of muscle. He also has the ability to sell the movie based off his name alone vs some unknown that has to rely on A list support characters to carry the movie. And people also tend to forget that he is still in his 30'. Should a BP movie be made, it likely wont come out for a minimum of 5 years.The other actors that people want to play the role except Chad Boseman are all in their 40's and 50's.
Orphix - 10/28/2013, 8:28 AM
this guy should get it just for his performance in Dirty Pretty Things.

DrDoom - 10/28/2013, 8:28 AM
One of my favourite choices for T'Challa.



TheRationalNerd - 10/28/2013, 8:30 AM

I don't think this is sinister? lol :/

TheRationalNerd - 10/28/2013, 8:32 AM
Chiwetel Ejiofor is going on 40 he'll be like Downey's Iron Man. We need a young actor to play Black Panther in my opinion plus Aldis HAS read multiple Black Panther comic book story arcs ever since he was young, he's physically fit and he can pull off an African-Accent. I'd rather see Chiwetel as T'Chaka!
Nomis - 10/28/2013, 8:33 AM
And gusto will always be my first choice for the MANDARIN!

Enphlieuwince - 10/28/2013, 8:36 AM
@TheBlackNerd, I agree with Chiwetel for T'Chaka but I like Gbenga Akinnagbe also for T'Challa... Black Panthers should at most be in his early 30s to start...
Enphlieuwince - 10/28/2013, 8:47 AM
@ JossSkeetOnMe - 10/28/2013, 8:27 AM

"wow as soon as they interview a black person they automatically ask hes hed like to play BP or luke is this news he knows nothing about it....useless"

It's so obvious you're here to start shit because you didn't even read the article or watch the video because NO specific hero was mentioned, dick.
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 8:47 AM
what the [frick]ing point of the article you spastic
so you automatically associate all black actors to BP or LK. Sad and pathetic
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 8:49 AM
you all flock to these articles like flies round wonder piss takers follow suit
DrDoom - 10/28/2013, 8:50 AM

u mad bro
datNAMEtho - 10/28/2013, 8:58 AM
I'm not a big fan of Chiwetel Eijofor but I think that when he gives his A-game, as with 12 Years a Slave, he's alright.
InfiniteMonkey - 10/28/2013, 9:02 AM
Where are the boobs?
Someone start posting boobs.
TheWolverine08 - 10/28/2013, 9:03 AM
Agreed BlackNerd! Great casting choices for Black Panther!
revloveR - 10/28/2013, 9:05 AM
john stewart. chadwick bosman can be black panther.
revloveR - 10/28/2013, 9:06 AM
they so missed the boat on djimon though. he would have been a great black panther.
Ocelot - 10/28/2013, 9:10 AM
"Should be involved in Black Panther but not the titular character."

This, he doesn't look threatening at all, wouldn't be able to buy this guy in the role, couldn't in Four Brothers where he tried to come across as intimidating. I can see him as a laid back character(Serenity), scientist, or corporate businessman but not as an aggressive ninja type character i'm afraid. Would make a good Baxter Stockman though.
RorMachine - 10/28/2013, 9:19 AM
JossWeedOnMe, what the [frick] drugs are you on?..because I'd like you to take 3 times your recommended dose and then go sit in a busy street please.
gulducati - 10/28/2013, 9:27 AM
He's probably thinking "I'll wait to see if I win an Oscar for this slave movie, then I'll answer you more definitively."
Ramiel - 10/28/2013, 9:32 AM
Since Fox is making a Blacktastic Four movie, he can play Reed Richards.
Dunejedi - 10/28/2013, 9:35 AM
Great actor, but I want someone who looks and sounds African. He does have an air of royalty about him, though. Wouldn't hate him for BP, but he's not my first choice.
superbigguy32 - 10/28/2013, 9:53 AM
James Bond
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 9:58 AM
i don't follow politics and no im not mad that obama is not mad SLJ is Fury
Im not mad at all i find it funny though that all you desperados are so quick to associate every black actor in imdb to either black panther or Luke cage
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 9:59 AM
really intelligent response ror
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 10:03 AM
Someone was asked it hed like to play a superhero
JossWeedOnMe - 10/28/2013, 10:10 AM
funny you say comicbookmovie when this site is about 10% associated with comic book movie"s" most is superheroes comics games and articles about people whos have ever been cast in a superhero film

so its right every time someone comes into contact with a black actor there automatically associated to these truly are retarded

Thats like me automatically asking every asian actor if theyd like to play bruce lee
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