Rumor: Will Chadwick Boseman make an appearance as Black Panther in Avengers: Age of Ultron?
Keep in mind that right now this is all speculation, hearsay and a lot of connecting the dots, but so far all signs are pointing to an appearance — at the very least — of the royal nation of Wakanda in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci seems to have some insight regarding the appearance of Wakanda in Age of Ultron.
What if I told you that Age of Ultron invokes Wakanda as Ultron gets his comic book famous vibranium shell?
Ultron’s outer shell typically built with adamantium, but with that alloy on lockdown over at Fox, the next best option is to use vibranium. You can clearly see how powerful vibranium is in the MCU; so creating Ultron out of vibranium only makes sense. However, as Howard Stark put it in The First Avenger, Cap’s shield is “all we got” when it comes to vibranium. So where does Ultron get vibranium from? Right at the source within Wakanda. Remember, you can’t have a robot go against Earth’s mightiest heroes unless you have a metallic body strong enough to withstand all that firepower.
As to the appearance of its ruler Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman might be the one who dons the Panther suit. Last year, we reported that Chadwick Boseman was on Marvel’s shortlist for the sought after role. A few days ago, Boseman was asked outright about the rumor between himself and Black Panther. Take a look below for his response.
We don’t get a denial per se, but his reaction is very similar to Paul Rudd’s answer to his involvement in Ant-Man. We all know where that ended up, didn’t we? Also that smile and laugh during his response is a telling sign as well. Something tells me that a general meeting has at least taken place between the two, and his career is currently at the level that Marvel likes to target when looking for talent.
Avengers: Age of Ultron destroys theaters on May 1st, 2015.