Here is some news that may surprise die-hard Marvel fans and excite the general public. According to Metro UK, Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover is in talks for a role in Black Panther 2.
A source close to Metro UK informed them that Glover is in “informal talks” with director Ryan Coogler to join the sequel. Coogler has written a few new characters and hopes the Atlanta star will appear as one of them:
“One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but “informal talks” [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.
It’s no secret that Glover’s stardom is at an all-time high with him recently releasing the “This is America” music video and preparing to debut his newest film, Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he portrays Lando Calrissian. Everyone would love to see him appear in a Marvel movie, the only hiccup is he already has.
Glover starred as Aaron Davis in 2017s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Davis is known as the uncle of Miles Morales, another Spider-Man, and as the villain The Prowler. The villain alter-ego of the character didn’t appear in the film which made it seem as if he was being set up for a later time. It will be interesting to see if Kevin Feige allows Glover to take on multiple MCU roles as it’s sort of unprecedented waters at this point.
The source also teased the return of a dead MCU character for Black Panther 2:
‘They’re still yet to decide if Michael B Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn’t it’s likely Gambino may play some kind of villain.’
Marvel has never shied away from reviving dead characters, although, this one would seem like a bit of a stretch. Erik Killmonger died in a very emotional scene that left audiences feeling empathy for a character that had terrorized the hero. It would feel like a disservice to bring him back so soon.
Who do you think Donald Glover should play if he does take a role in Black Panther 2? Let us know in the comments below! –Jackson Hayes
Source: Metro UK
Black Panther is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray