Morris Chesnut On The Chances Of Him Playing BLACK PANTHER For Marvel Studios

Morris Chesnut On The Chances Of Him Playing BLACK PANTHER For Marvel Studios

Earlier this year, Kick-Ass 2 star Morris Chesnut sent out a Tweet saying he was getting "familiar" with Black Panther. That of course led to speculation that he was in the running for the role, but the actor has now cleared up his possible involvement with the project. Check it out!

Morris Chesnut has often been suggested by fans as a possible candidate to play Black Panther on the big screen, although he added fuel to the fire earlier this year by telling his Twitter followers that he was doing some research on the King of Wakanda. Well, in an interview with iamROGUE to promote Kick-Ass 2, Chesnut had this to say about the possibility of him being the one to bring T'Challa to life. "Obviously I would love to play that part, but Marvel and that studio they’re a mega-machine, and they have the people in mind that they want to do. Maybe If I had gotten to kick ass in Kick-Ass they would consider me, but you never know what’s going to happen. Stranger things have happened in this industry." What do you guys think? While Chesnut is clearly not attached to the role at this point (we don't even know for sure that a Black Panther movie is in development), he's obviously interested. Would he be a good fit for the role?
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LEVITIKUZ - 8/16/2013, 9:11 AM
Michael Fassbender for Black Panther.
LEVITIKUZ - 8/16/2013, 9:14 AM
Computer problems.
LEVITIKUZ - 8/16/2013, 9:15 AM
I'm on the can currently.
WYLEEJAY - 8/16/2013, 9:22 AM
Black Panther will happen! Cause I said so!
TheWolverine08 - 8/16/2013, 9:26 AM
Let Idris Elba play Black Panther.
revjordan - 8/16/2013, 9:28 AM
ATrueHero1987 - 8/16/2013, 9:29 AM
I have nothing against Morris Chesnut but I wouldn't want him to play BP.
Ramiel - 8/16/2013, 9:30 AM
Ryan Gosling for Black Panther.
Minato - 8/16/2013, 9:31 AM
Aldis Hodge for Black Panther. He’s young, loves the character, open to multi picture deals, athletic, great actor.
FantasticSpidey - 8/16/2013, 9:31 AM
He wouldn't be a good fit in my opinion.
blackagar94 - 8/16/2013, 9:32 AM
He is african american, BP needs to be a real african.
fettastic - 8/16/2013, 9:33 AM
Michael Jai White was always my pick. He's getting a bit old now though.
StrangeBlackPantherDoctor - 8/16/2013, 9:34 AM
I want a Black Panther movie. So very much.
brazilianbatman - 8/16/2013, 9:35 AM
Ryan Gossling for Black Panther!!

This was directed only to the people who wants to see Idris Elba as James Bond and Batman.
FantasticSpidey - 8/16/2013, 9:36 AM
What about Sebastien Foucan from Casino Royale?
LEVITIKUZ - 8/16/2013, 9:37 AM
So Jon misses me? Awe.

BTW I was in chat a couple nights ago. I believe Pasto and a couple others were the only ones there.
FantasticSpidey - 8/16/2013, 9:38 AM
Still think that Djimon Hounsou is the obviously perfect choice.
IM53 - 8/16/2013, 9:38 AM
He is older than gusto.......but gusto gets the ladies and Nomis has an album Skinny pimp photo: skinny pimp mixtape skinny_mixtape-2.jpg
ATrueHero1987 - 8/16/2013, 9:40 AM
@blackagar94 lol....not this again. No, he does NOT have to be african.
jazzman - 8/16/2013, 9:41 AM

as much u want a African to play the role remember this is hollywood. they will cast any black actor to play the character and the person will do a african accent.
MrReese - 8/16/2013, 9:42 AM
Yes 2 Idris & Djimon no 2 Mr.Nutchest.
Inhuman - 8/16/2013, 9:44 AM
What about the black kid from Chronicle playing Black Panther?
wcwpoet - 8/16/2013, 9:44 AM
Marvel should've have been snatched up Michael Jai White for Black Panther. But seriously I'd reach out to Chiwetel Ejiofor that dude would kill as T'Challa.
brazilianbatman - 8/16/2013, 9:47 AM
Kevin Hart as Black Panther!!! Do it Marvel!
DaVinci31 - 8/16/2013, 9:48 AM
@Inhuman No, MBJ will be Cyborg in the JL.
PsyGuy - 8/16/2013, 9:48 AM
David Gyasi (cloud atlas)for BP!!!

jazzman - 8/16/2013, 9:48 AM

your not funny how was he nameless when Thor repeated hes name Heimdell
wcwpoet - 8/16/2013, 9:48 AM
Other good choices would be David Oyelowo from Jack Reacher or if you want to go younger you could do John Boyega from Attack The Block or Chadwick Boseman who played Jackie Robinson in 42.
TheWolverine08 - 8/16/2013, 9:48 AM
@McGee Heimdall, his name is Heimdall.
Swiftsword777 - 8/16/2013, 9:49 AM
This guy sucks as an actor period.
NBAfanaddict - 8/16/2013, 9:50 AM
Chestnut would be good. First choice is still Aldis Hodge. Young enough for themt to build a franchise around, great actor (see the "Grave Danger Job" on Leverage. Long story short his character gets put 6 feet underground in a coffin and his performance almost made me claustrophobic). Plus he has some background in martial arts, and can portray T'Challa's intelligence (just watch one episode of Levergae) Still holding out hope for AH
Danbojohnj - 8/16/2013, 9:52 AM
Got to be Idris Elba.
EdgyOutsider - 8/16/2013, 9:52 AM
@McGee: Thank god Chris Evans was able to pull off Captain America. Didn't think he would but he's born to play the character.

Anyways, my pick for Black Panther is Chadwick Boseman. Ever since I saw 42, he's been my pick.
JoJo1982 - 8/16/2013, 9:54 AM

Did u even watch Thor 1???

JoJo1982 - 8/16/2013, 9:55 AM
Like I said before get the guy that played Jackie Robinson in 42 to play black panther
HAILHYDRA - 8/16/2013, 9:56 AM
This dude for Namor

Abary - 8/16/2013, 9:57 AM
Lol Pasto, Levi drags everyone into his crap.
StrangerX - 8/16/2013, 9:58 AM
I thought the guy from 42 was the main choice earlier this yearry
DaVinci31 - 8/16/2013, 9:58 AM

Enphlieuwince - 8/16/2013, 9:59 AM
It always surprises me how comic fans lack imagination. I mean, outside of the obvious joke suggestions, you can look through almost ALL fan cast threads and you will certainly see the names of the same handful of actors to play every comic character. Besides, the fact of the lack of variety and dimininshing the chances of memorable breakout performances a lá H. Ledger, it also makes it harder to see our favorite character team ups on the big screen. I know it's all a matter of opinion but there are still great undiscovered talents out there that want to bring these characters to life. I could ask who ppl want to play Flash, Batman, and BP and all these sheeps will chime in with the same 4 or 5 names. Meanwhile, names like Tom Weston-Jones, Aaron Tveit, Colin O'Donoghue, and, Chadwick Boseman rarely get considered. Not because they aren't good actors but because many of you, much like the hacks that make some of these movies have no vision and like to play it safe. I'm glad some of you spend too much time in here to get anywhere near these movies because we'd have Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, and, Antje Traue being reinvented in every comic book movie. Thank God for the small miracles...
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