Black Panther “would be an honour” says Djimon Hounsou

Guardians Of The Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou still wants to star as Marvel’s Black Panther

Djimon Hounsou as Papa Midnight in 2005's Constantine
Djimon Hounsou as Papa Midnight in 2005’s Constantine

Guardians Of The Galaxy star Djimon Hounsou hasn’t given up on his dream comic-book movie casting, telling the Toronto Sun, “It would be an honour to be T’Challa.”

Despite his supporting role in James Gunn’s madcap space adventure as Kree agent Korath the Pursuer, and a role in the unfairly maligned Constantine, the African-born actor isn’t done with comics and is keen to play African ruler-turned-crime fighter Black Panther, Marvel’s first black superhero.

“It would have to be done right, given the history of that character and that comic. I have a foot in the Marvel comics world now, so we’ll see where they’re going to take that.

“I never read any comic books when I was younger, I just remember one of my friends in Africa at a very young age used to carry these animated booklets with him – those were comic-books, and he was passionate about them.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy is due in cinemas 1 August 2014. Pick up James Gunn’s Super on DVD for £4.49 or Blu-ray for £6.99 from Amazon.co.uk.