LOST Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje As Black Panther?

Posted by G-Man (18922 posts) - - Show Bio
 
 
Here's a bit of news that came out last week while I was away.  I haven't seen any mention of it but I have to say I find it intriguing.  All the Marvel movie news these days in on Iron Man and the Avengers.  They do have other projects in the work as well.  Apparently, Black Panther is being considered to make the leap from the comic pages to the big screen. 
 
MTV spoke to Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Mr. Eko from LOST), who said he was in talks to play the role.  
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

"We're talking to Marvel about 'Black Panther,'" Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV News. "This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they'll look at 'G.I. Joe' and see the potential. But it's about time we have a black superhero, isn't it?"


I loved Mr. Eko's character on LOST.  His character's...exit was pretty much the only thing I didn't like about the show.  He's shown how bad ass he can be (with his "Jesus Stick" too).  The more I think about it, I think it might not be a bad idea.  What do you think?
 
#1 Posted by King Saturn (225200 posts) - - Show Bio
the brother from the 50 Cent movie ( Get Rich or Die Trying ) wants to play T'Challa ? Hey... what happened to the dude from Blood Diamonds ? I thought he would make a hell of a Black Panther...
#2 Posted by NightFang (10274 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
"the brother from the 50 Cent movie ( Get Rich or Die Trying ) wants to play T'Challa ? Hey... what happened to the dude from Blood Diamonds ? I thought he would make a hell of a Black Panther...
"
          He most have chinged his mind about it.
#3 Posted by Sparda (15795 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
" the brother from the 50 Cent movie ( Get Rich or Die Trying ) wants to play T'Challa ? Hey... what happened to the dude from Blood Diamonds ? I thought he would make a hell of a Black Panther...
"
Djimon Hounsou? He would make a good Panther, probably.

That being said, this guy would make a good Panther too, I think. He was great on Lost. I didn't want him to leave the show when he did but I thought his exit was suitably creepy.
#4 Posted by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio

He is absolutely right. Now would be a good time for a "Black Panther" film, and based on the second video this guy could be just the right person to bring the  interpretation of T'Challa to the big screen. Very cool.

#5 Posted by Fresh0133 (491 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
"the brother from the 50 Cent movie ( Get Rich or Die Trying ) wants to play T'Challa ? Hey... what happened to the dude from Blood Diamonds ? I thought he would make a hell of a Black Panther...
"
Djimon Hounsou?  Yeah, he'd be a pretty good fit for Black Panter

I loved Mr. Eko on Lost, he was one of the best cast addtions they've had on the show, they guy was flippin' phenominal and his character's attempts to redeem himself were really moving, so yeah if he got the part I'd go see it just for him, the guy just needs to be in more stuff.

#6 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I think they'd both be excellent choices for BP :)

#7 Posted by jefprice (848 posts) - - Show Bio

O bam a ? LOL 


I'm ok with Mr Ecko, but Djimon Hounsou? Heck Yeah. 
#8 Posted by Deo Wade (430 posts) - - Show Bio


Simon Adebisi from HBO's Oz as Black Panther? Not so much. I can see him playing The Villain. I'd prefer Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther.


#9 Posted by Decept-O (7295 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd also rather see Djimon Hounsou as someone had mentioned to me a long time ago and as others have posted here.  I don't want politics and race issues in my super hero movie, I just want action.  Yes, BP has politics in his stories at times but that isn't what I am talking about here.   Now someone will quote me and make some dumbass comment--just don't.  Seriously. 

A Black Panther movie could rock, he's got one of the best and most bad ass costumes around PLUS I do like his story, origins, and powers.  Always enjoyed him when he's been on The Avengers.  "The time is right".   The time is  also right for plenty more Marvel characters made into movies.

#10 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18764 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

#11 Posted by Breaker envoy of Setron (1261 posts) - - Show Bio

I think he'll be good for the role and I've seen him in a movie, can't recall which but he looks familiar O_O

#12 Posted by FoxxFireArt (3404 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, This is really turning into the year of Black Panther. Good for him.

Normally, I've never been fond of the 'royal type' characters, but for whatever reason. Black Panther, T'Challa was always an exception. He just always felt more of a humble man.

#13 Posted by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

Djimon Honsou is signed on to voice T'Challa/Black Panther in the Black Panther animated series that will be on BET. He's got nothing to do with the live action film.

I can't waint until this guy is given his own film. People just love this character.

On Wikipedia it says:
In 2009, Marvel is attempting to hire a gathering of scribes to help come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.

I would love for Marvel to create a whole new miniverse like they're doing with the whole Avengers thing. I think it's time Black Panther gets his just due.

#14 Posted by AngelFrost (2797 posts) - - Show Bio

Well Blade was a black superhero Mr Akinnuoye.

But hm ... he'd certainly be interesting as BP.
Hope Storm makes an appearance or Cameo. ^^

#15 Posted by cascadeking09 (6698 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
" the brother from the 50 Cent movie ( Get Rich or Die Trying ) wants to play T'Challa ? Hey... what happened to the dude from Blood Diamonds ? I thought he would make a hell of a Black Panther...
"
lol. yeah magestic was his name
#16 Posted by mv (1860 posts) - - Show Bio

He could do it you know

#17 Posted by Overmax (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Either him or Hounsou could be fine, as long as they pick someone who's actually FROM Africa

#18 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14340 posts) - - Show Bio

mr ecko as the panther do it , do it now !

#19 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deo Wade said:
" Simon Adebisi from HBO's Oz as Black Panther? Not so much. I can see him playing The Villain. I'd prefer Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther. "
I kind of agree here. I think he'd be better as Killmongar, not because he couldn't play BP, but because I think the movie needs a strong actor to play the villain. Any movie news about BP is good news.
#20 Posted by The Devil Tiger (1263 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler:

Nah, Mr. Ecko had a kind of nobility in his attempt of redeem himself. Simon Abedisi was rather autodestructive, but that's the at the kind of thing that you see how an actor can be good : being able to play different kind of caracter.

But I wouldn't had mind about Djimon Hounsoun being BP, he was kind of cool in" the Island."
#21 Posted by Selty (146 posts) - - Show Bio

OH MY GOD! YES! BLACK PANTHER FTW!!!!

#22 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Devil Tiger said:
" @Gambler: Nah, Mr. Ecko had a kind of nobility in his attempt of redeem himself. Simon Abedisi was rather autodestructive, but that's the at the kind of thing that you see how an actor can be good : being able to play different kind of caracter.But I wouldn't had mind about Djimon Hounsoun being BP, he was kind of cool in" the Island." "
That's why I said he should play the villain lol
 
@Gambler said:
"I kind of agree here. I think he'd be better as Killmongar, not because he couldn't play BP, but because I think the movie needs a strong actor to play the villain. Any movie news about BP is good news. "
#23 Posted by TehLantern (23 posts) - - Show Bio
Djimon Hounsoun would easily be the best choice. Amazing actor.
#24 Posted by MoonKnightFan123 (270 posts) - - Show Bio

I wouldn't have a problem. Cool. love comic movie news

#25 Posted by King Quisling (1980 posts) - - Show Bio

It could work. I always thought the guy from Blood Diamond would work as well.

#26 Posted by GreenGriffin (67 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel owns the rights to the BP Movie, right? because if fox does then we can expect a trainwreck, but if Marvel has it we could expect a kickass movie.

#27 Posted by White Assassin (204 posts) - - Show Bio

I think both Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Djimon Hounsou would both do very well as BP.  I have waited long for ths movie and i hope that when it happens that it will be good

#28 Posted by Bruce Vain (1781 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deo Wade said:

"Simon Adebisi from HBO's Oz as Black Panther? Not so much. I can see him playing The Villain. I'd prefer Djimon Hounsou as Black Panther."


I agree with you. I would very much want Djimon Hounsou to play T'Challa. It would make sense anyways since he's providing the voice as well on the Black Panther series.
#29 Posted by Incredible Hulk-Prime (1466 posts) - - Show Bio

This guys looks perfect for a a black panther movie.
#30 Posted by Black\/Shadow (12 posts) - - Show Bio

i think either Djimon Hounsou or Simon Abedisi would be great as BP. i don't like Lost but loved Echo. lets hope it is one of these two. and lets get a release date. woop!

#31 Edited by Perspective91 (36 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh idk Obama's gay. just saying. Wants to turn our country into a socialist nation.. What a Dick!   But maybe this guys an ok choice. I'll have to see how he does in GI Joe... I'd prefer Djimon Hounsou he would be great for this role!

#32 Posted by bigmoneyb (160 posts) - - Show Bio

bout time they made a black panther movie  i think he or djimon  play black panther but wasnt  the  black panther young b4 so the guy who played antwone fisher would be a good for the role 2

#33 Edited by Umbraa (912 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by Media_Master (2189 posts) - - Show Bio

He could do a fine black panther
#35 Posted by ChromeFamily (44 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
"the brother from the 50 Cent movie ( Get Rich or Die Trying ) wants to play T'Challa ? Hey... what happened to the dude from Blood Diamonds ? I thought he would make a hell of a Black Panther...
"

He is the VOICE of the ANIMATED Black Panther TV show coming to BET next year. Not the live action role.
#36 Posted by grimreaper1980 (606 posts) - - Show Bio

if he is in the avengers, than it should now be loki, abomination, red skull, and klaw

#37 Posted by Leegar88 (85 posts) - - Show Bio

He was on oz but no he would not work

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