Michael K. Williams Interested to Play Black Panther
On a promotion for his upcoming pic “Kill the Messenger “, “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire” actor Michael K. Williams tells that he wants to play Marvel’s King of Wakanda, Black Panther. For more details on this story.
“Black Panther. Yeah, definitely…I grew up with it, but I’m more excited about the opportunity. I’m a little more old school. I was into Superman, Batman, Spider-Man. My three top favorites by far. And then you know Wonder Woman, Aquaman–you know that’s my world. That’s my childhood…I would definitely bring that quintessential New York City edge. You know, just a little bit of that grit” tells the actor on an interview with Cinemablend while promoting his upcoming pic Kill the Messenger “, which co-stars Avenger star, Jeremy Renner.
The upcoming drama thriller “Kill the Messenger” based on the book of the same name by Nick Schou as well as the book “Dark Alliance” by Gary Webb, which is also based on his true to life story. The film takes place in the mid 1990s, when Webb uncovered the CIA’s past role in importing huge amounts of cocaine into the U.S. that was aggressively sold in ghettos across the Country to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. The film is directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Peter Landesman and is set to open in theaters by October 10, 2014.
Marvel has yet to announce any pic involving the Blank Panther, although Marvel Comic-book creator has confirmed that one is in the works on multiple occasions.
The Black Panther, co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, was first featured in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966, becoming the first mainstream African superhero, with Falcon being comics’ first African American hero. The African king, T’Challa, hails from the fictional country of Wakanda, rich in the rare mineral vibranium, which was also the metal used to create the iconic shield of Captain America. Every Wakandan monarchs are presented with Heart-shaped Herb, which when consumed provides them enhanced strength, endurance, reflexes and heightened senses. The herb can only be digested by Wakandan Royalty and acts as a poison to those not of the royal bloodline, using this gift and his nation’s wealth and bounties to fight crime. The Panther of Wakanda joins the Avengers, becoming one of its Veteran members. He would later marry the mutant Storm.
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