Total Nerd Actors Suited to Be Black Panther  

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List Rules Vote up the actors you'd most like to see as Marvel's Black Panther

A Black Panther movie has been gestating at Marvel Studios for almost as long as there has been a Marvel Studios. It's rare that a month goes by without some comment or rumor surrounding the film. Dozens of actors have been attached to the role over the years, from Wesley Snipes the newest, trendiest young stars who may suit the part (like Chadwick Boseman of Get on Up). Regardless, whoever gets the role has some pretty big shoes, and expectations, to fill.

Black Panther, if handled right, would be a completely new genre for Marvel. Just as Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an espionage thriller, and Guardians of the Galaxy was a space opera, A Black Panther film could be Marvel's answer to James Bond.

But who to cast in such a pivotal role? These are those rare actors who could lead the powerful race of Wakandans, the actors worthy of taking up the mantle of the Black Panther! Who would you like to see in the role? Cast your votes below.
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Idris Elba


Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Suited to Be Black Panther
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The charm, the grace, the size - he's already practically James Bond, let's make him a superhero, too. This one's easy.

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Djimon Hounsou


Djimon Hounsou is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Suited to Be Black Panther
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A bit on the older side at this point, but whenever he's in the suit, mask it up and throw a stunt guy in there. He's got poise and grace, a commanding presence, and a powerful voice.

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Michael Jai White


Michael Jai White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Suited to Be Black Panther
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If there's a superhero movie with a black hero, this guy should always be mentioned. He's got the dedication in spades, the fan following, and the build, and his fight training and voice don't hurt either.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor


Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Suited to Be Black Panther
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He has a grace and almost cat-like elegance about him, he certainly comes across as regal, and, most importantly, is an impossibly talented actor.

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