Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Still Campaigning For Black Panther


black panther iconAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, or AAA for the sake of everyone writing about him, may have said a little too much in a recent interview about his role as Kurse/Algrim in Thor: The Dark World for Marvel’s liking, but the actor said enough to get fans excited to see him do battle against Thor and Loki. The actor has been campaigning for another Marvel role long before joining up for Thor. AAA has had his eye on Black Panther for years, and hopes his turn in Thor can help get him in Marvel’s good graces. The actor recently commented on a potential Black Panther movie:

Who do I want to play him? Myself, let’s be real. I would hope that playing Kurse would ingratiate me to becoming the Panther. You get in and have success in one, and you go and do the next one. [My campaign] is definitely not dropped.

He’s one of my faves. I would love to play him. You have to keep at it, you have to keep your card in the hat and see what comes out but I have to say I’m thrilled, I’ve been able to play two characters in one movie and if [Marvel] likes this and it this does well, it just gives you a better chance.

kurseWhile he’s eager to tackle the Prince of Wakanda, that doesn’t mean he didn’t enjoy his time on the Alan Taylor directed Thor sequel. AAA talked about working on Kurse’s backstory and look with the director and crew:

I didn’t actually know an awful lot about that character and when I did my research in the comics there wasn’t an awful lot. But with the director and myself, we sat down and looked at what was traditionally known as Kurse and we tried to put our spin on it. There was quite a bit of creative license in how I would interpret him but the wardrobe, the setting, they were phenomenal. When I set into that outfit, I was Kurse. The did such an amazing job it made my job so easy. There were all these different factions, a different person was making the helmet, a different person making the arms, they all came together prior to the shoot, but in terms of my research before I didn’t do an awful lot but once I got into the outfit it set it off. I think the fans are going to be pleased.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje can be a big and menacing figure, so it will be exciting to see how he brings Kurse to life in The Dark World. With all the make-up and prosthetics required for Kurse, the fact he has already been in a Marvel movie won’t be as big a concern as with other actors. A Black Panther movie has been rumored for a while. Hopefully it’s just a matter of time until we see it happen, maybe Phase 3 who knows. Adewale pops up occasionally when names are being thrown out for the Black Panther role, but some think he may too physically big of a man to bring T’Challa to life. What do you think? Could you see AAA bringing T’Challa to the big screen?

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Source : MTV