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Star Wars: Episode VII's John Boyega says he wants a role in a Marvel movie

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John Boyega is a bit of a comic book nerd (his words, not mine), and yesterday the STAR WARS: EPISODE VII star posted a bunch of Marvel-related tweets on his Twitter, including how he's "aiming" for a role in a Marvel movie. Boyega then teased which character he would like to play.

Wakanda is a fictional African nation in the Marvel Universe, and home to Black Panther, a character we know Marvel is at least a little interested in bringing to the big screen. Because the San Diego Comic-Con begins tonight, some believe Boyega's "currently booking a flight to Wakanda" means he's actually heading to the event, but I think people are reading a little too much into his comment. In fact, after one of John Boyega's followers suggested Nova Prime, the actor said, "He is cool too!"

However, there have been plenty of surprises at previous SDCC, so there's a chance Marvel will announce something involving Black Panther. Not saying the announcement is going to be John Boyega has been cast as Black Panther, but I wouldn't be shocked if Marvel does reveal their movie plans for the character.

One thing I do find interesting is John Boyega specifically says he wants a role in a Marvel movie, and not just any comic book movie. We should remember Star Wars and Marvel are both owned by Disney, so they might be able to figure a way to work around his STAR WARS: EPISODE VII schedule, or at least it would be easier than if he wanted to play a DC character. Again, not saying John Boyega is a lock to play Black Panther or any other Marvel character, but it's definitely not out of the question either. Are you down with John Boyega as Black Panther, or would you rather see him play a different character in Marvel's Cinematic Universe?

John Boyega's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will open on December 18, 2015.

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9:43PM on 07/23/2014

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Actor says he'd like some work. Film at 11.
Actor says he'd like some work. Film at 11.
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11:04AM on 07/23/2014
Soap-level acting skills. His entire career should have consisted of small roles in the likes of 'Casualty' and 'Holby City'. The world has clearly gone fucking mad.
Soap-level acting skills. His entire career should have consisted of small roles in the likes of 'Casualty' and 'Holby City'. The world has clearly gone fucking mad.
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11:01AM on 07/23/2014

He's not selling out cuz he wants to be in a Marvel film

Wow. Sounds like one of our fellow JoBlo-ers isn't happy about others going from one thing to the next. I hope its not cuz some past event that happened to you like going to one school for years and then having to switch to another close to the end of the year or eating Fruit Loops for most of your childhood but then your parents switched to Tootie Fruities or the girl your dating switches from you to another girl. Just cuz the young man wants to work on another franchise doesn't mean he is
Wow. Sounds like one of our fellow JoBlo-ers isn't happy about others going from one thing to the next. I hope its not cuz some past event that happened to you like going to one school for years and then having to switch to another close to the end of the year or eating Fruit Loops for most of your childhood but then your parents switched to Tootie Fruities or the girl your dating switches from you to another girl. Just cuz the young man wants to work on another franchise doesn't mean he is selling out. Hes a comic book nerd, his words, he wants to live out a dream.
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10:09AM on 07/23/2014
Of course he does.
Of course he does.
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10:05AM on 07/23/2014
i could see him as Black Panther even though hes a little young for the role, but they could also work his story as him fighting to take his role as king of Wakanda then heading out into the world of the Avengers after a solo film.
i could see him as Black Panther even though hes a little young for the role, but they could also work his story as him fighting to take his role as king of Wakanda then heading out into the world of the Avengers after a solo film.
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11:15AM on 07/23/2014
He'd be perfect in an origins tale. Establish him as the young prince of Wakanda who must avenge his father's death.
He'd be perfect in an origins tale. Establish him as the young prince of Wakanda who must avenge his father's death.
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9:54AM on 07/23/2014

So he wants to be a sell out?

Pleading for a role in a Marvel Studios film is like leaving a lesser winning baseball team and going to the Yankees. Or leaving the Cleveland Cavilers for the Miami Heat.
Your in Star Wars, be thankful for that.
Pleading for a role in a Marvel Studios film is like leaving a lesser winning baseball team and going to the Yankees. Or leaving the Cleveland Cavilers for the Miami Heat.
Your in Star Wars, be thankful for that.
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10:10AM on 07/23/2014
That's looking at it much more dramatically than it is.
That's looking at it much more dramatically than it is.
11:15AM on 07/23/2014
Marvel. Disney
Star wars. Disney

I fail to see how hes leaving a team.
Marvel. Disney
Star wars. Disney

I fail to see how hes leaving a team.
11:17AM on 07/23/2014
News Flash: Lucasfilm and Marvel are both owned by Disney. If John Boyega has the time, the energy and the box-office clout, the Mouse House will make it happen.
News Flash: Lucasfilm and Marvel are both owned by Disney. If John Boyega has the time, the energy and the box-office clout, the Mouse House will make it happen.
7:25PM on 07/23/2014
I'd bet every young African American actor wants to play the king of wankanda
I'd bet every young African American actor wants to play the king of wankanda
8:42AM on 07/23/2014
Boyega wants a role in Black Panther I guess. Good for him. The guy is hot material, the star of Star Wars VII, it sounds like the world is his oyster right now.
Boyega wants a role in Black Panther I guess. Good for him. The guy is hot material, the star of Star Wars VII, it sounds like the world is his oyster right now.
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8:34AM on 07/23/2014

He seriously rocked ATTACK THE BLOCK

if his next performance is as good as that one, I'd have no problems with him playing Black Panther.
if his next performance is as good as that one, I'd have no problems with him playing Black Panther.
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8:29AM on 07/23/2014
Don't Storm and Black Panther married and have one son? He could be their son.
Don't Storm and Black Panther married and have one son? He could be their son.
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7:51AM on 07/23/2014
I would rather see Chadwick Boseman play Black Panther instead. But the ultimate casting for Black Panther in my opinion would be Chiwetel Ejiofor.
I would rather see Chadwick Boseman play Black Panther instead. But the ultimate casting for Black Panther in my opinion would be Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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10:01AM on 07/23/2014
i've been saying that for years about Ejiofor
i've been saying that for years about Ejiofor
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