Ernie Hudson Circling King T'Chaka In 'Black Panther'

– by El Mayimbe

With production kicking off this month in Atlanta for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther being confirmed as part of the cast, can we perhaps see King T'Chaka in the film?

Sorry, if you guys are expecting fan favorite Denzel Washington, it looks like that ain't happening. Besides his quote is too damn high for Marvel. Anyway, I got some solid intel that longtime character actor Ernie Hudson (Winston in Ghostbusters) has been hitting the gym and picking up back issues of Marvel Comic's Black Panther. The actor has specifically been looking for issues that feature King T'Chaka, the ruler of Wakanda.

Some Wiki background on King T'Chaka...

In the distant past, a meteorite made of the (fictional) vibration-absorbing mineral vibranium crashed in Wakanda, and was unearthed. Reasoning that outsiders would exploit Wakanda for this valuable resource, the ruler, King T'Chaka, like his father and other Panthers before him, concealed his country from the outside world. T'Chaka's first wife N'Yami died while in labor with T'Challa, and his second wife Ramonda was taken prisoner by Anton Pretorius during a visit to her homeland of South Africa, so for most of his childhood T'Challa was raised by his father alone. T'Chaka was murdered by the adventurer Ulysses Klaw in an attempt to seize the vibranium mound. With his people still in danger, a young T'Challa used Klaw's sound weapon on Klaw and his men, shattering his right hand and forcing him to flee.

We all know now that Andy Serkis is playing Ulysses Klaw in the upcoming Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the trailer featured both Klaw and a hint of Wakanda. Maybe we will see a flashback of the Black Panther's origin in Civil War?

At the moment, this is just a rumor since actors researching roles is nothing new in Hollywood but a fun tidbit nonetheless. Stay tuned as more develops.

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