This Rumored 'Black Panther' Casting Call Is Amazing

Monday, 23 May 2016 - 6:43PM
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Black Panther
Monday, 23 May 2016 - 6:43PM
This Rumored 'Black Panther' Casting Call Is Amazing
While there have been several rumors and announcements about the involvement of actors like Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan, the only character we know for sure to be appearing in 2018's Black Panther is the titular hero himself. But now a new rumored casting call for the film, which first appeared on moviecastingcall.org, lists a bunch of supporting characters - and if it's true it shows the film will have a very deep bench of Marvel Comics characters. 

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Least surprising is the mention of Ulysses Klaue/Klaw. He is the Black Panther's archenemy, and he already appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron, portrayed by Andy Serkis. It's pretty much been a given that he'll show up in Black Panther, and this certainly adds some more evidence to that belief. Next is Monica Lynne, a frequent love interest of T'Challa. While Black Panther eventually marries Storm in the comics, her rights rest with Fox, so if the film is going to include a romance angle, than Lynne seems like a logical choice.

Another non-shocker is Everett Ross, who was briefly introduced in Captain America: Civil War, played by Martin Freeman, and has a long history of being T'Challa's ally in the comics. N'Gassi also makes the cut. He's a Wakandan elder and close advisor to T'Challa. Other Wakandans include Okoye and Malice, two members of T'Challa's all-female security detail, the Dora Milaje. A Dora Milaje member was possibly also seen in Civil War, though she went unnamed.

Queen Divine Justice is a member of the White Gorilla Cult, which is outlawed in Wakanda and is an antagonist to T'Challa's Black Panther Cult. Despite her heritage, she is an ally of T'Challa. Two more allies of the king are W'Kabi and Zuri, both of whom are very capable Wakandan warriors. Then there's Achebe, a villain of Black Panther who sells his soul to Mephisto (a demon) and leads a coup that takes over Wakanda. Whether or not that storyline would take place in the film is not clear.

Then there's Killmonger and Man-Ape, two of Black Panther's most-persistent rivals, with the super-strong Man-Ape especially being a common foe. Rounding out the list is White Wolf, the brother of T'Challa who resents his sibling and is a Wakandan nationalist.

While we're excited to see so many names from the comics, we would take this report with a pretty big grain of salt. Nearly half of these characters are villains, and anything over two is going to be way too many for a movie focused on a singular hero. We'd be happy with Klaw and maybe a subplot with Man-Ape, but anything beyond that just seems crazy. 

Via: comicbook.com.

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