Black Panther To Appear In Avengers 2?
Tweets from actor Morris Chestnut suggest he may have got the role...
It seems that Avengers 2 could feature the Black Panther, following tweets from an actor who appears to be in contention to play the superhero.
Morris Chestnut had tweeted that it was "time to get familiar with the Black Panther character", but later deleted the message.
However word quickly spread and he later added: "Not final. #BlackPanther may be in #avengers2 first."
His later message suggests that Black Panther could get a movie of his own.
Created by comic book legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the character was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream comics back in 1966.
Among other adventures, his exploits included battles with the Ku Klux Klan and South Africa's apartheid-era authorities.
The movie is reportedly set to be shot in London early next year, with a release date scheduled for May 2015.