Lost and Oz actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbajge revealed last year that he and his representatives were speaking with Marvel Studios about possibly bringing a Black Panther film to life. So far, little movement has been made on that front, but that doesn’t mean the former Mr. Eko isn’t still interested in the role.
At New York Comic Con, Akinnuoye-Agbaje spoke with Screen Rant and revealed that he’s still working on making a Black Panther deal happen, with no less enthusiasm than he displayed in 2009.
“I would love to see that happen, and I think the more we –- my people -– campaign for that, the more viable it will be,” the actor said. “And I mean, obviously appearing in cult-classics and blockbusters all help, we’re very much on [Marvel’s] radar… I think it’s all about campaigning, I’m going to keep knocking on their door.”
There’s been no shortage of actors expressing interest in T’Challa — Wesley Snipes, for example — and fans have tossed out a wide range of actors for the part from Djimon Hounsou to Chiwetel Ejiofor. For me, AAA ranks at the very top of the wish list; he’s got the build, the intimidation factor, an amazing range as an actor and a whole lot of passion for the project. Personally, I think he would be great as Wakanda’s warrior king. What say you?