Will the Black Panther Debut in Marvel’s The Avengers 2?

Rumors have been swirling following a now-deleted Twitter and Facebook post on the part of actor Morris Chestnut that suggested the Kick-Ass 2 star might be up for the lead in a Black Panther feature film from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures.

“It’s time to get familiar with the Black Panther character!,” read the deleted post.

Today, Chestnut is back on Twitter and just posted the following update:

“Not final,” he writes. “#BlackPanther may be in #avengers2 first. RT @jamaal91604133: @Morris_Chestnut Can’t wait to see this movie. #BlackPanther

Admittedly, Chestnut’s comments are open to alternate interpretations, but it certainly sounds like the actor is up for the part and has been told that T’Challa’s big screen debut could arrive with Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015.

Check back for further updates on The Black Panther and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as soon as they become available.

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