9 April 2013 4:07 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Prepare for another rung of the rumor mill concerning the character of T’Challa, better known as Black Panther. Following a now deleted Twitter post, the internet was abuzz that perhaps Chestnut had been hired as Black Panther, and that he’d be involved in Joss Whedon’s Avengers 2.

Obviously, not so fast. Earlier, actor Morris Chestnut (Kick-ass 2, V, American Horror Story) posted the following on his Twitter: 

“It’s time to get familiar with the Black Panther character!”

This was removed, and now Chestnut posted this update: 

“Not final, #BlackPanther may be in #avengers2 first. Rt @jamaal91604133: @Morris_Chestnut Can’t wait to see this movie. #BlackPanther

What does this mean? Nothing, for now. But the idea that Black Panther may make his debut in Avengers 2 just got a little bit more likely. As for Morris Chestnut? It’d be a massive boon for the actor, but »

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