June 6th, 2012
02:37 PM ET
Don't get your hopes up yet, but rumor has it that Marvel's considering bringing the Black Panther to the big screen.
The movie site Latino Review reports that the company that recently blew the roof off the movie industry with its superhero-ensemble movie “The Avengers” would like to do the same with another proposed franchise built around the Black Panther, which first made its appearance in 1966.
The Black Panther story is about a Wakandan prince and warrior named T’Challa who, upon passing a series of critical trials and tests, becomes the leader of his nation. Of, course, he also has crazy superhuman powers.
Some of the names that have been kicked around the Web for the potential leading role include actors Idris Elba, Nate Parker, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Mackie.
Neither Marvel nor its parent company Disney have confirmed the story, however, and Entertainment Weekly cites its own Marvel sources who say the reports aren't true but declined to comment further. At this point, we're doing some wishful thinking.
If the movie did come together, who would you want to star?
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