We’re such big fans of Lance Reddick – his work on The Wire, Fringe, Lost (Mr Abaddon is awesome!) and TRON: Uprising is among our favourite genre TV, so the idea of seeing him in either the Marvel or DC cinematic universes just seems… right.
Talking to IGN (full interview below), the actor said he would love to play T’Chaka, Black Panther’s mentor/father or even, just hopping over to DC, playing Martian Manhunter would be a dream come true: “I’d love to play T’Chaka… if it’s an origin story. I’d also love to play the Martian Manhunter. And if we’re talking dream roles, John Stewart would be great too. [But] if I get Martian Manhunter, [Tyrese] can have Green Lantern [laughs].”
Reddick clearly knows the story with Gibson’s campaigning for the Lantern role (here).
T’Chaka is the current Black Panther’s father and predecessor who also fought alongside Captain America in the 1930s and ’40s. So, yeah, we’re very OK with this idea. Either idea, actually…
What say you?
Black Panther is set for a November 3rd, 2017 release.