A Black Panther question

#1 Posted by PsyCrevan (513 posts) - - Show Bio

If black panther were to have his own movie, who do you think would be bast to play him?
Me and my bro were talking about this and my bro thinks that Will Smith would be the best guy to play Black Panther, but I don't think he would be >.>

#2 Posted by brainiac 1.0 (4150 posts) - - Show Bio

I hve no idea.  How about will smith.

#3 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

well it might be wesley snipes,he always wanted to make his own BP moive.

#4 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

Will Smith is a good actor but Black Panther just is too straight.  He doesn't have a sense of humor. 

Here's another question.  I am far from racist but if it's okay for the Kingpin to be played by Michael Clarke Duncan (or is it Duncan Clarke, I always mix it up?) and Nick Fury to be played by Sam Jackson (yes I know about the Ultimate comics), what would happen if they cast a white dude as Black Panther?

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#5 Posted by brainiac 1.0 (4150 posts) - - Show Bio
G~man said:
"Will Smith is a good actor but Black Panther just is too straight.  He doesn't have a sense of humor. 

Here's another question.  I am far from racist but if it's okay for the Kingpin to be played by Michael Clarke Duncan (or is it Duncan Clarke, I always mix it up?) and Nick Fury to be played by Sam Jackson (yes I know about the Ultimate comics), what would happen if they cast a white dude as Black Panther?
"
No way.
#6 Posted by Paragon (7293 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think that would work the same. BP's race is a big factor for him.

#7 Posted by PsyCrevan (513 posts) - - Show Bio
G~man said:
"Will Smith is a good actor but Black Panther just is too straight.  He doesn't have a sense of humor. 

Here's another question.  I am far from racist but if it's okay for the Kingpin to be played by Michael Clarke Duncan (or is it Duncan Clarke, I always mix it up?) and Nick Fury to be played by Sam Jackson (yes I know about the Ultimate comics), what would happen if they cast a white dude as Black Panther?
"
Then he'd be called the White Lion or White Tiger or something, but no, if they had a white guy play the part, it would be kinda....strange....
#8 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84631 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice question. I think (and this is my personal feeling) that you cant compare the two situations. Black Panther's character is centered around his nationality. Thats not really the case for Kingpin and Nick Fury. Does that make sense? Everything BP is, is centered on him being African. I dont know, thats how I see it anyway.

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#9 Posted by PsyCrevan (513 posts) - - Show Bio
T.J. Magnum said:
"well it might be wesley snipes,he always wanted to make his own BP moive."
Maybe he should have thought of that BEFORE he played in the Blade movie, it would seem weird to have 2 different guys look the same! D:
#10 Posted by brainiac 1.0 (4150 posts) - - Show Bio

Make a black guy play batman,reed richards it would be very weird.

#11 Posted by PsyCrevan (513 posts) - - Show Bio
Gambler said:
"Nice question. I think (and this is my personal feeling) that you cant compare the two situations. Black Panther's character is centered around his nationality. Thats not really the case for Kingpin and Nick Fury. Does that make sense? Everything BP is, is centered on him being African. I dont know, thats how I see it anyway.
"
So.. who do you has the body, mind, and voice for BP?
#12 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84631 posts) - - Show Bio
PsyCrevan said:
"Gambler said:
"Nice question. I think (and this is my personal feeling) that you cant compare the two situations. Black Panther's character is centered around his nationality. Thats not really the case for Kingpin and Nick Fury. Does that make sense? Everything BP is, is centered on him being African. I dont know, thats how I see it anyway.
"
So.. who do you has the body, mind, and voice for BP?
"
The black guy from Blood Diamond. He was also Poppa Midnight in Constantine. He's the one who played along side Russel Crowe in Gladiator
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#13 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

Again, not trying to stir things up.  A white Black Panther would be the stupidest thing.  But there are white dudes living in Africa. 

Anyway, as much as I like Will Smith, I don't think he'd be the one.  And I'm surprised no one's said Wesley Snipes.  He was the one "attached" as a possibility before.  But he is getting old and is dealing with his tax problems.  I think you'd need and want someone in their early 20s (Gambler?) in order to deal with possible sequels.

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#14 Posted by PsyCrevan (513 posts) - - Show Bio
Gambler said:
"PsyCrevan said:
"Gambler said:
"Nice question. I think (and this is my personal feeling) that you cant compare the two situations. Black Panther's character is centered around his nationality. Thats not really the case for Kingpin and Nick Fury. Does that make sense? Everything BP is, is centered on him being African. I dont know, thats how I see it anyway.
"
So.. who do you has the body, mind, and voice for BP?
"
The black guy from Blood Diamond. He was also Poppa Midnight in Constantine. He's the one who played along side Russel Crowe in Gladiator
"
Djinmon Hounsou? Oh heck yeah that guy looks perfect for the job =D
#15 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84631 posts) - - Show Bio

Hahaha I know there are white dudes in Africa. And I dont think your stirring anything up, its actually a good question to debate/discuss. I just think there are certain characters you can get away with pulling something like that. Black Panther isn't one of them.

LMAO yeah I could pull of being BP :P

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#16 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio
PsyCrevan said:
"T.J. Magnum said:
"well it might be wesley snipes,he always wanted to make his own BP moive."
Maybe he should have thought of that BEFORE he played in the Blade movie, it would seem weird to have 2 different guys look the same! D:
"

nah he said after the first
#17 Posted by King Saturn (223834 posts) - - Show Bio
That Dijnmon Honson dude from Blood Diamond and Never Back Down could play T'Challa very well.
#18 Posted by PsyCrevan (513 posts) - - Show Bio
T.J. Magnum said:
"PsyCrevan said:
"T.J. Magnum said:
"well it might be wesley snipes,he always wanted to make his own BP moive."
Maybe he should have thought of that BEFORE he played in the Blade movie, it would seem weird to have 2 different guys look the same! D:
"

nah he said after the first"
Yeah, I wonder why they made Blade instead of Black Panther >.< I like BP D:
#19 Posted by PRIMAV3RA (23023 posts) - - Show Bio
King Saturn said:
"That Dijnmon Honson dude from Blood Diamond and Never Back Down could play T'Challa very well.
"

oh yeah that would be perfect, but what about his wife storm would halle be good for it again or someone else.
#20 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

What made Blade work back then is it was more of a Vampire movie versus a superhero movie.  Some things just don't translate.  I don't care how good the Superman movie looks, I still think it's weird having a dude in bright tights with his speedos on the outside.  With the success of superhero movies today, Black Panther stands a better chance.

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#21 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84631 posts) - - Show Bio
G~man said:
"What made Blade work back then is it was more of a Vampire movie versus a superhero movie.  Some things just don't translate.  I don't care how good the Superman movie looks, I still think it's weird having a dude in bright tights with his speedos on the outside.  With the success of superhero movies today, Black Panther stands a better chance.
"
Hahahaha agreed. Thats why Smallville is better then the Superman movies. No silly speedo.
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#22 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

It's such a classic costume but in the real world...no one would take him seriously.  That's why I think Iron Man worked so well (besides the great story, actors, effects, etc).  No spandex.

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#23 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

lol his look is timeless.

#24 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84631 posts) - - Show Bio

I never understood the whole underwear on the outside of the spandex look. It seems to be prevalent in the DCU.

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#25 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio
Gambler said:
"I never understood the whole underwear on the outside of the spandex look. It seems to be prevalent in the DCU.
"

they kick it oldschool at DC
#26 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

A little off-topic but look what happened when they tried updating his look:

bzzzt


Actually, you should try not to look.
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#27 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

what about black suit superman ?

anyways does it matter what he looks like,when your life is his hands ?

 

 

#28 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

wesley snipes has the rights for black phanter for a looooooooong time!!!!! so he will be black phanter..

#29 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio
T.J. Magnum said:


anyways does it matter what he looks like,when your life is his hands ?

It matters then more than ever! You just know Jimmy's around the corner snapping pictures, and do you really want your friends to see you on the front page of the Planet being carried around by a man in spandex with his underwear showing?
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#30 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio
Buckshot said:
"T.J. Magnum said:


anyways does it matter what he looks like,when your life is his hands ?

It matters then more than ever! You just know Jimmy's around the corner snapping pictures, and do you really want your friends to see you on the front page of the Planet being carried around by a man in spandex with his underwear showing?
"

well when you got,show it lol
#31 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

Uhm...

???



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#32 Posted by T.J. Magnum (27685 posts) - - Show Bio

well you got me there

#33 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

Back on topic, what was up with the fancy jewelry?












And


GUNS???






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#34 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio

The guns weren't him, it was someone else in his suit. The jewelry is him and he wears it because it makes him feel sexy.

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#35 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought I heard something about someone else (using the guns).  Both those explanations make sense.

  


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#36 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio

He's too sexy for Wakanda.

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#37 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they could put him in Silver Surer's movie?

Surfin' USA...and outer space.



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#38 Posted by Akira Overdrive (10075 posts) - - Show Bio
G~man said:
"Back on topic, what was up with the fancy jewelry?












And


GUNS???






"
The guns was another guy.It was a cool run though.
#39 Posted by Buckshot (18913 posts) - - Show Bio
G~man said:
"Maybe they could put him in Silver Surer's movie?

Surfin' USA...and outer space.



"
Could be a crossover where he takes on the Black Racer.






































Speaking of crossovers, I know it's a long shot, but if Marvel gets their movie-verse going and DC steps up with their movies, what do you think about DC vs Marvel on the big screen?

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#40 Posted by G-Man (30682 posts) - - Show Bio

It'd be crazy and they'd need like a 500 million dollar budget.  Okay maybe a little less.

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