BLACK PANTHER- Something to really think about.

#1 Posted by AntiHeroMofo (73 posts) - - Show Bio


 I have an interesting story with a question. So me and a couple of associates were talking about what superheroes we wish we could play in a movie and my response was Spawn or Black Panther. With that, one of my friends(who was black) said I might upset a lot of black people by playing a native African seeing as how I'm lighter skinned with curly hair. With all of that said, I'm still black and I don't see how I could upset any member of my community by playing someone from my ancestral homeland.Furthermore, Africa has many colors present and Wakanda is a fictional nation so we don't know how diverse it is or isn't. Whaddya guys think?

 
 
KEEP IT CIVILIZED!!!!

 

#2 Posted by daredevil21134 (10754 posts) - - Show Bio
@AntiHeroMofo said:


 I have an interesting story with a question. So me and a couple of associates were talking about what superheroes we wish we could play in a movie and my response was Spawn or Black Panther. With that, one of my friends(who was black) said I might upset a lot of black people by playing a native African seeing as how I'm lighter skinned with curly hair. With all of that said, I'm still black and I don't see how I could upset any member of my community by playing someone from my ancestral homeland.Furthermore, Africa has many colors present and Wakanda is a fictional nation so we don't know how diverse it is or isn't. Whaddya guys think?

 
 
KEEP IT CIVILIZED!!!!

 

I'm black too and I don't care if you have curly hair or light skin.A dream is a dream bro
#3 Posted by AntiHeroMofo (73 posts) - - Show Bio
@daredevil21134
Thanx bro. Different opinion for different ppl. If I was to do that, I bet ppl would still go see the movie.
#4 Posted by Ryonslaught (1247 posts) - - Show Bio

I would def go see it though I would prefer a native African to play T'challa.
As you said Black comes in many shades!

#5 Posted by LightningTiger2190 (105 posts) - - Show Bio

I would see it too. I know plenty of light skinned people who are natives of Africa or both of there parents are from Africa. If a Black Panther movie is made i wouldn't care if the lead is a Native african as long as he can act the part and isn't old. A lot of the top pick to T'challa are either in their late thirties to mid 40's. I want it to be an origin story with a young T'challa coming into the role. My personal pic if he was a little younger would be Derek Luke. He has that youthful look and he is a good actor.

#6 Posted by Osiris1428 (1349 posts) - - Show Bio

It might be wrong, but I always thought of Black Panther as a Sidney Poitier type. A distinguished, darker skinned brother. I see Bishop and Luke Cage as darker skinned, tall and intimidating types. John Stewart would be great at any skin toned but really light. Will Smith should be as light as they go. ICON (like that would ever happen) no lighter than the State Farm dude. Static....okay, most black male comic book characters are going to be dark. They are depicted that way. Why, who knows. Maybe they don't care to find coloring to make a black person the skin tone of someone like Blake Griffen. Kasper Kole is the only one I can think of. Maybe it's hard for the comic industry to understand that we really don't all look alike??

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