15 'Black Panther' casting ideas
Will Smith, Michael B. Jordan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anthony Mackie lead our picks
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Those who were lucky enough to check out his ridiculously-hot naked bod on "True Blood" know Mehcad Brooks has the build of a superhero, but the gorgeous 31-year-old (yes, he's a former Calvin Klein underwear model) has also built up an impressive resume over the years with major roles on such hit series as "Desperate Housewives," "The Game" and last year's freshman USA drama "Necessary Roughness." He's also got the athletic chops for the part, having previously played All-State basketball in his home state of Texas. The only question is, would Marvel be willing to entrust such a prized character to an actor who's never played the lead in a major studio film?
- Chris Eggertsen