Ernie Hudson in talks to play T'Chaka in 'Black Panther' movie

T'Chaka Black Panther fatherernie-hudsonIn a rumor I really, really hope comes to reality, Ernie Hudson may be joining Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther.’

According to Latino Review, Hudson has been working out and stocking up on Black Panther issues that feature T’Chaka, the Black Panther’s father and previous ruler of Wakanda. If he’s cast in the role, Hudson will join headliner Chadwick Boseman who will be playing the title role in his second Marvel Studios appearance after next year’s highly anticipated ‘Captain America: Civil War.’

It’d be fitting that Hudson joins the production, the first big blockbuster film starring a black superhero as for many folks my age, Hudson and Billy Dee Williams were two of the most important figures of our childhood for their roles in ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’