Legendary actor Ernie Hudson, who is best known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in the Ghostbusters film, desired to participate in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as T’Challa’s father in Black Panther, and he revealed why he was not preferred by MCU.
Throughout the history of the MCU, many older stars have starred in some classic movies for important roles. For example, Jeff Bridges played Obadiah Stane in Iron Man, Robert Redford joined in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Michael Keaton played Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Marvel also gathered the amazing cast for the Black Panther movie. They chose Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, and also the film including rising stars like Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o. Additionally, John Kani took part in the movie as T’Challa’s father, King T’Chaka. However, it was reported that former Ghostbusters star Ernie Hudson was one of the major nominees for this role.
In a recent interview with ‘Comicbook,’ Hudson talked about his passion to join the MCU, saying that he’s constantly chatting about the possibilities with the Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito. But, Hudson admitted that he was seeking to influence to get the role of Black Panther’s father and said that Marvel didn’t choose him because they thought this role was too small for him.
Here’s what he stated:
“First it was the dad in Black Panther. So I kind of hinted [at it] — I went a little beyond hinting. The fans started to pick it up. So I called and I said, ‘Well, you know there’s the part of the dad.’ He said, ‘Well, that part is too small for you.'”
Marvel Studio didn’t prefer Hudson for a small role, but it may indicate that a new role for Hudson may emerge in the expanding universe.
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