15 'Black Panther' casting ideas
Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Mackie lead our picks
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I'm guessing that whoever is in charge of casting this part is going to watch "Red Tails" closely, since it assembled one of the best ensemble casts of young black actors right now. Parker was one of the standouts in the film, and in general, he's got a great physical presence that would serve him well in the role of T'Challa. He's also able to play commanding, and since the character is the king of his country as well as a superhero, he needs to be able to come across as a leader of men, something Parker would have no problem playing.
-- Drew McWeeny