Avengers 2 Age of Ultron: Black Panther Screen Tested for Age of Ultron?

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 6, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Speculation has been rampant regarding a recent rumor that the upcoming sequel to the Avengers will feature Black Panther.

The rumor appeared to start before the posting of what could have been a real photo of screen test details for Black Panther.

However, multiple websites have sought to debunk the photo.

“Unfortunately, this scammer poorly carried out his fake test screening schedule leak. He or she used a Black Panther fan-made logo off of DeviantART, as well as some other errors like under ‘Crew’ on page 2 having listed ‘Producer’ twice, and that ‘arcing’ isn’t a word,” according to Movie Pilot.

At the same time, the rumor itself could be true despite the hoax image. 

Chadwick Boseman is partly behind the rumor. 

He said in a recent interview that he could see himself playing a superhero, although he was asked specifically about Black Panther.

“I could see myself doing anything in terms of comic book, action, or anything like that. Black Panther, in particular, I’m not going to answer that,” he said.

“Let me put to you this way. If it’s character driven, I’ll do it. As long as it’s character driven, I would love to do it. If it’s just you in a suit and you with powers, then it doesn’t interest me, no matter how big it is. As long as it’s character driven, I’m totally into it. If they could figure out how to do Black Panther and make it fit the original or adapt to the times we’re in now and be new and innovative and be character driven and has the sense of what the comic book is supposed to be, but not bound by it, then yes, of course, I would want to do it.”

Latino Review later reported that Boseman is on the top of a shortlist for actors being considered for Black Panther.

Morris Chestnut was also involved in the action. He posted a cover of a Black Panther comic on Twitter and Facebook, saying “It’s time to get familiar with the Black Panther character!” before deleting both posts.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.