Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of 12 Years A Slave and the dude who stabbed people with a really cool sword in Joss Whedon’s Serenity, has finally voiced his opinion on the whole will he / won’t he star in a superhero movie. Personally, I think Ejiofor’s the perfect candidate for Tony Stark, if Robert Downey Jr. ever abandons the role. Although Black Panther might seem like a more obvious choice, because both Ejiofor and the King of Wakanda are both black (in case you weren’t aware), but the thespian’s more of a martini sipping, lady’s man in my opinion, which is written into Tony Stark’s DNA.
In any case, Ejiofor is interested in a superhero role. The actor stated:
“I’ve never had a conversation about it with any of the big cheeses! […] but definitely I’m a huge fan of all that so that would be definitely stuff that I’d be interested in.”
Alright, if not Tony Stark or Black Panther (if we’re going to hold him to that role), then who else could Ejiofor play? I kinda want to reserve him as a Marvel character, but perhaps DC has a better catalogue of available heroes from which we can choose. Uhhhh… Green Lantern? I’ve always imagined Idris Elba in that role, but Ejiofor wouldn’t be a terrible replacement. Lex Luthor? Cyborg? Aquaman?
On a serious note, though… please refrain from Aquaman, Warner Bros. There’s only one king of the Oceans, and his name’s Namor.