Rumor: Chiwetel Ejiofor as Black Panther
If there's one actor I've come to really admire it's Chiwetel Ejiofor. Ever since his performance in Serenity and later in Children of Men and Talk to Me, I've realized he's one of the finest actors in Hollywood today. This is why I've just got to mention this rumor that's spreading around the internet - even if it's completely false! The basics of this rumor are that director John Singleton who's attached to eventually do The Black Panther mentioned recently in an interview that Ejiofor would be a good fit.
The ReelzChannel interviewed Singleton recently and talked briefly about The Black Panther. Previously it had been "discussed" (e.g. rumored) that Djimon Hounsou would be a good fit for the Black Panther, but the film is so far out from development that nothing is even close to being official.
"Chiwetel Ejiofor could do it," Singleton volunteered, referring to the acclaimed star of Talk to Me and Children of Men. Born in Great Britain to Nigerian parents, Ejiofor has the pedigree as well as the acting chops to handle the Panther role.
The Black Panther is a superhero from the Marvel universe that was originally created by Stan Lee in 1966. He was the first prominent black superhero in comic history and the first to get his own comic book. The character joined the Fantastic Four at one point as well.