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John Boyega could play a Marvel Superhero in the Future



John Boyega could play a Marvel Superhero in the Future - BellaNaija

John Boyega. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Fans of John Boyega can rejoice! The actor might just be playing a Marvel superhero in the near future.

Boyega who already stars in the “Star Wars” and “Pacific Rim” franchises, could be adding another to his list.

According to Slashfilm, Boyega, speaking at the Awesome Con in Washington, D.C., said he’s had a sit-down with executives at Marvel before, and loves what it is they do.

“I’ve been into meetings before at Marvel and I’m a big fan of what they’re doing,” he said, adding: “But right now I’m just trying to get into over Infinity War trailer. Thanos is not kidding around! I’m happy to be part of Star Wars now, but down the line I definitely [would play a Marvel hero].”

Fans have been pushing for him to be cast as the new Blade, Boyega thinks there’s no upstaging Wesley Snipes in that role.

I believe it would be a spit in the face of Wesley Snipes if I took Blade. I like Wesley. And he actually followed me on Twitter the other [day]. I went on his DMs and was like, “It’s an honor to meet you! By the way, you are Blade.

Still, we’re pretty excited to see what the meeting could turn into. Would be nice to see Boyega in a superhero’s spandex. Maybe even a cape!

Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images


  1. olorire

    April 3, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Really really happy for John For his exploits in Hollywood and all but what about black Americans. lots of black brits and taking major roles…..Samuel L Jackson even complained about it. I wonder what the problem is!! but I CANNOT deny the fact that Bristish actors are probably the BEST at what they do….oh well

    • Vera

      April 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      you’ve answered the question yourself. Sure the Americans have some quality actors, e.g. Denzel and Viola but the British talent is of stand up quality. It’s not even exclusively a black thing. From Daniel Day Lewis to the Maggie Smith’s of this world, Hollywood has long been fascinated by British talent. These African American actors have no problem playing African characters (both real and fictional) and butchering out accents in the process. Why can’t British actors also play American roles.

  2. larz

    April 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    There are quite a lot of affordable drama, arts and theatre schools in the UK compared to in the US. As a result, people from really modest background can hone their skills to the best they can be.

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