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Rumorville: Ernie Hudson Circling T’Chaka Role in Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Movie

Rumorville: Ernie Hudson Circling T'Chaka Role in Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie

According to Latino Review, a former Ghostbuster might be up for what could be a rather significant role in Marvel’s Black Panther movie, which is set for a 2018 release (3 long years away!).

That actor is Ernie Hudson, who, assuming LT’s report is confirmed, will play T’Challa, Black Panther’s father – T’Chaka.

As we already know, Chadwick Boseman will play the title character from the fictional land of Wakanda, which is rich in vibranium, the mineral used to make Captain America’s shield. The various rulers of Wakanda, including T’Chaka (who Ernie Hudson will play if signed), hid his country from the world to protect the resource, but was later murdered by an adventurer named Ulysses Klaw – a character that is expected to first appear in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which will be released on May 1.

In the original announcement of a Black Panther movie, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said it will focus on how his “isolationist country meets the world.”

This role could be huge for Hudson, if cast, as T’Chaka is not only Black Panther’s father, but the protector of the fictional metal vibranium. He has superhuman abilities obtained through a special herb, although how involved the character will be in the Black Panther movie, isn’t yet public info. But we’ll find out in 3 years.

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