Hollywood does shocking cast picks in Black Panther movie!

…They’re still casting black people* for all the major roles.  Can Hollywood stand the strain?  The sheer insanity?

Marvel has added a new villain to the mix in director Ryan Coogler‘s upcoming film Black Panther. Person of Interest actor Winston Duke will be taking on the role of Man-Ape. That means there are three villains in the film so far. The other two are Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaw. Duke also joins Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o.

Yeah, I’m being sarcastic.  But less than I’d like. Even for a, you know, African-themed superhero story it’s still mildly noteworthy that they’re going to cast accordingly…

Moe Lane

*And Andy Serkis.  Soooooo… I guess we now know which character’s going to be mostly motion-capture?

7 thoughts on “Hollywood does shocking cast picks in Black Panther movie!”

  1. Serkis played Klaw in the Ultron movie as a live person – no reason to switch that up for this installment that I know of?

    1. Yes, we saw how Klaue/Klaw lost his hand…presumably only the sonic weapon attached to his stump (going by the comics) would have to be CG. Possibly.

  2. Also, why hasn’t the loony left that can’t distinguish fact from fiction teed off on a black character with the name “Man-Ape” yet?

      1. “Das raysis! We should protest!”
        “Dude, Marvel knows where we live. Just let it go because I like my apartment intact.”

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