Good news for “Black Panther” fans. Earlier this year Morris Chestnut hinted that he was in the running for “Black Panther”. Now a new name has emerged. Chadwick Boseman, star of “42”, the baseball film about Jackie Robinson, which is proving to be very successful at the box office, is reportedly on the short list land the role. It wouldn’t be as surprising as you think. Marvel took a gamble on Robert Downey Jr. for “Iron Man”, cast Chris Hemsworth as “Thor”  when all he was known for was being Kirk’s dad on “Star Trek” and cast Chris Pratt from “Parks and Recreation” in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. The fact that they are considering actors is very good news for fans.

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