Djimon Hounsou to Voice The Black Panther

Posted: November 10, 2008 in Scifi
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Excellent choice in actor for the role of Black Panther but DC is lagging very far behind in the superhero movies and on tv. While the Dark Knight was a big box office success and the new upcoming Batman series, The Brave and the Bold, will not be enough to hold off Marvel push for dominance. DC needs to get their house in order and think about their heroes more long term. On a side note for Djimon, it has been noted that he might be producing and staring in the role of Thulsa Doom as played by James Earl Jones in the first Conan film with Arnold Schwarzenegger. And Conan is another Marvel series, wake up DC!

Oscar-Nominated Actor Signs on as the Voice of the Marvel Super Hero for a New Age

    NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — BET Networks and Marvel Animation are pleased to announce that the iconic Marvel Super Hero THE BLACK PANTHER will be voiced by Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou. The animated series based on the legendary Super Hero is slated to premiere in 2009. The series will be adapted directly from the first six issues of the Marvel Comic
written by Reginald Hudlin (issues #1 – #6, “Who Is The Black Panther”).
   
    “BET is thrilled to have Djimon Hounsou join us as the voice of THE BLACK PANTHER,” said Denys Cowan, Senior Vice President, Animation for BET Networks. “He is a talented, compelling actor who will be the perfect voice for such an important Super Hero in the Marvel universe and such a moment
in this historic environment.”

    “Having Djimon Hounsou voice the lead character in this new series speaks to the power of the character and the partnership between BET and Marvel Animation,” adds Eric Rollman, President of Marvel Animation. “The Black Panther animated series is Marvel’s entree into prime-time animation
and Djimon raises the bar for all involved as we bring the best in the animation business together to execute on that vision.”

    “It’s a blessing for African Americans and minorities to have a Super Hero they can identify with,” said Hounsou. “While the Black Panther is a powerful force for good, he is also a respected world leader who takes pride in his African heritage. He embodies the past and future of his
culture, demonstrating the endless possibilities of an Africa that is truly free.”

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