Let me start by saying this. I have wanted a Black Panther movie since I was a kid. I have always loved the character, and feel he doesn’t get enough love in the Marvel Universe. I would love to see a movie, tv show, anything with the Black Panther live action. I was hyped when Wesley Snipes was attached to play the role, and John Singleton was approached to direct. Nothing has come of it, and the movie has been in development for over 10 years now. There are a lack of major black characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I have an idea to fix that issue. It’s out of the box, and something a friend of mine originally suggested to me, and I want to share it now with you.
How about Lupita Nyong’o as the Black Panther. I know what ur thinking, “Beaux, Lupita is a woman and the Black Panther is a man”. Well, yes, traditionally the Black Panther has been T’Challa. But, currently in the Marvel Comics, the Black Panther is Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister. So, if you cast Lupita as Shuri, you introduce a strong black AND female character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know Lupita can act. She is an Oscar winner for her role in 12 Years a Slave. And Marvel loves to cast Oscar winners in their movies. And you have this amazing talent to breathe life into this amazing character. It’s a match made in Heaven.
It’s not the Black Panther that I have wanted for all these years, but it’s the Black Panther that I would want right now. It would fit what’s currently happening in the comics, and it helps add some diversity to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.