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Guardians of the Galaxy’s Djimon Hounsou still wants to play Black Panther


25 September 2013

While he'll be seen in James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, Oscar nominated actor Djimon Hounsou has reiterated his desire to play Marvel Comics hero Black Panther aka T'Challa on the big screen.

Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Hounsou said it would be "an honour" to portray the hero, and believes that his role in Guardians of the Galaxy could help make that become a reality explaining "It would be an honour to be T'Challa, it would have to be done right, given the history of that character and that comic. I have a foot in the Marvel comics world now, so we'll see where they're going to take that."

Hounsou recalls not reading comic books as a youngster, but his childhood friends in Africa were passionate about them adding "I never read any comic books when I was younger, I just remember one of my friends in Africa at a very young age used to carry these animated booklets with him - those were comic books, and he was passionate about them."

Blade trilogy hero Wesley Snipes and Thor: The Dark World villain Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are other names linked to the role since Marvel succoured the screen rights to the property in 2005.

Hounsou returns to cinemas alongside Paula Patton in David E. Talbert's comedy Baggage Claim on October 11.

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