MTV grabbed an exclusive while speaking with “Lost” actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje during Comic-Con and revealed that the actor is currently talking to Marvel about brining their African warrior-king The Black Panther to the big screen.

“We’re talking to Marvel about ‘Black Panther,'” Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV News. “This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they’ll look at ‘G.I. Joe’ and see the potential. But it’s about time we have a black superhero, isn’t it?”

Akinnuoye-Agbaje said his hopes were high for the film, and the conditions were never better for it to get the green light.

“He’s from a fictional village in Africa and the timing is so right for that kind of character to come through,” he said. “And while I’m in my prime, this is the time. We’ve got [U.S. President Barack] Obama, now we need something on screen to represent, so… ‘Panther,’ man.”

Source: MTV Splash

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