A Black Panther movie has been long in the rumor mill with even Kevin Feige saying that he is interested in making the movie. But the question that is now on everyone's minds is who would play the hero and if he would show up sometime sooner as a cameo. It seems like one big-name actor can answer for himself concerning the first question.
Denzel Washington did an AMA on Reddit on Friday and talked with one fan about his thoughts on the prospect of a Black Panther movie and whether the actor thought he could play the role even at his age.
"I'm probably getting too old. They didn't make the Black Panther yet, though, did they? I heard that they have been talking about it. That's cool," Washington said. He also added that he hadn't been approached by the studio to be in it.
Washington is 56 now and having him play the role would allow for a solid actor to be taking on the character, but would limit the studio with how many films it could make because the deals usually encompass multiple movies and age could be an issue. But that doesn't mean Washington could be completely cut out.
Actors like Michael Douglas and Robert Redford, who are older, have found ways to work into the Marvel universe and maybe a role could be waiting for Washington as some senior member in the world of Black Panther.
Washington will next be seen in The Equalizer, while the home of the Black Panther, Wakanda, will be seen in Avengers 2.