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Boyega setting sights on Black Panther role?

July 24th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Soon to be mega-famous because he’s in Star Wars Episode VII actor John Boyega is making a bid for a role in another massive Disney owned franchise… and who can blame him?

The actor has been not so subtly Tweeting that he wants to play Marvel’s Black Panther!

He tweeted (@JBoyega): “Marvel role? ….he he he … I’m damn right aiming for it… Currently booking flight to Wakanda”.

So, is this actually on the cards or is the young actor just firing blind in the hope that he’ll hit something? Well, he’s already established at the House of Mouse and he certainly looks like he could handle the role…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….