Donald Glover Reportedly In Talks To Play Villain In 'Black Panther 2'
According to a report by Metro, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler is trying to get the “This Is America” artist to portray a villain in the future film.
“Ryan Coogler is currently mapping out Black Panther‘s sequel and has written in a number of new characters that movie-goers will be introduced to when it premieres,” an unnamed source said to Metro. “One of those characters, if he gets his wish, will be played by Childish Gambino. Nothing is set in stone but ‘informal talks’ [are happening] between Ryan, Gambino and reps from Marvel and Disney to see if they can make it happen.”
Coogler is also in talks of bringing Michael B. Jordan on for the sequel too.
“They’re still yet to decide if Michael B. Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn’t it’s likely Gambino may play some kind of villain,” the source added.
Shortly after Black Panther was released, Glover spoke on how he contributed to an early draft for the film’s script.
“[Director] Ryan [Coogler] was gracious enough to be like, ‘Will you take a look at this script?'” Glover said to ET. “Which was really cool. Marvel locks things down, so we had not as much time as I would’ve wanted. We had a couple of hours to punch up some jokes and stuff like that. It was already there anyway. They had already done a great job, so it was really cool to just get our fingerprints on there a bit.”