by Justin Cook
Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson is reportedly being sought to play the role of King T’Chaka in the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther.
This news comes from a Latino-Review report, which says that the actor has been “hitting the gym and picking up back issues of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther.”
Writer for the site El Mayimbe posted the following to his Instagram account:
King T’Chaka is the ruler of Wakanda, an advanced African nation, which he tries to keep a secret from the rest of the world. He is also the father of Black Panther (T’Challa), who will be played by 42 and Get on Up actor Chadwick Boseman in the film.
The report is merely a rumor at the time, as it sounds like Hudson is mainly just researching the role for the film. Denzel Washington has also been rumored to be playing the role for quite some time now as well.
Black Panther is currently set to be released on July 6, 2018, which probably means that we won’t be hearing an official announcement of who will be playing the role for a long time.
Besides Boseman, no other cast members in Black Panther have been confirmed yet, although Ulysses Klaw, played by Andy Serkis, is expected to show up in the film.
The character of Black Panther will supposedly be making his first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in next year’s Captain America: Civil War.
Black Panther will be one of nine movies in Marvel’s Phase Three. Other films announced for Phase Three include Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange and Inhumans.