Idris Elba Says He’s ‘Absolutely’ Interested In Joining ‘Black Panther’ Franchise

Idris Elba

Idris Elba Says He’s ‘Absolutely’ Interested In Joining ‘Black Panther’ Franchise


Actor Idris Elba is letting his future role manifestations be known.

During a recent promotional interview, the English film star shared his enthusiastic opinion about potentially being cast in “The Black Panther” franchise.

The 50-year-old entertainer was asked by an interviewer if he was aware his name is often mentioned by the current cast when asked who they’d like to see added. Idris Elba, obviously surprised by the comment, responded:

“Really? Really? Wow. I did not know that.”

Continuing, the “Luther” star revealed that he is actually a big fan of the series. Sharing his amazement watching director Ryan Coogler during some behind-the-scenes footage of “The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Elba stated:

“I’m a big fan of Ryan. I’m a big fan of everyone…on that film…but Ryan is a big draw so if there was ever an opportunity to for me to join that franchise. Absolutely.”

Ryan Coogler

Marvel’s live adaptation of their comic-book superhero starring Chadwick Boseman premiered back in 2018. The film achieved massive success, grossing a worldwide total of $1.382 billion. Additionally, the film became the highest-grossing solo superhero film ever, the third-highest-grossing superhero film overall, the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time, and the highest-grossing film by a Black director ever.

On the heels of the success of the first movie, a second installment was green-lit. However, the movie’s execution changed after Boseman’s sudden and tragic passing. The franchise’s second installment, starring Boseman’s movie little sister Leticia Wright cast as the new Black Panther, premiered last December.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson