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Thanks to his acclaimed lead performance in French mega-hit "The Intouchables" (the film hit U.S. shores a couple of weeks ago), Omar Sy's formidable talent has come to the attention of Hollywood - and not a moment too soon. Indeed, the actor's imposing build, radiant on-screen charisma and ability to affect a Senegalese accent (Wakanda isn't located all that far from that north-eastern African nation, you know) may well make him a perfect choice for the Black Panther role. Can he translate the career heat he's experiencing currently into a leading role in a Marvel blockbuster? My guess is Oui, possibly; at the very least, it certainly can't hurt.
- Chris Eggertsen