About a month ago, we spoke to Roger Cross for our podcast. You can hear that interview in an upcoming episode soon.
We discussed a lot of things, like Roger’s clothing collection, his brotherly love for Omari Newton and him wanting to be cast as Marvel’s Black Panther.
For those of you that don’t know The Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby way back in 1966. He was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics.
Now, Stan Lee has spoken of the Black Panther movie being on the table at Marvel for some time. He mentioned it at Fan Expo Vancouver earlier this year to tremendous applause from the audience. Something that’s even more interesting is that both Roger Cross have spoken about the role together in an interview that they did together.
I think Roger Cross would be the perfect fit for the role of Black Panther. He is a well known actor and works so damn hard at every role he gets. He is one of Vancouver’s busiest actors at the moment. Possibly only second to Brian Markinson, who also works exceptionally hard.
A lot of us will know Roger from Continuum, where he plays Travis Verta a supersoldier from the year 2077 and member of “terrorist” group Liber8. Let’s be honest, he’s not the nicest of people on the show and you definitely wouldn’t want to cross him. But having said that, Roger in real-life is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
I have met him a couple of times now and he’s always been full of energy and happy. That happiness certainly spreads to the rest of the cast and crew.
When we interviewed him for the podcast, we didn’t know what to expect. But Roger was the perfect gentleman. He is genuinely humble and thankful for every aspect of his life. He has an infectious laugh and a deep, soothing voice that would put anyone at ease. And he definitely likes to joke around.
Anyhow, let’s get back to Marvel’s Black Panther. Stan Lee and Roger have spoken about the role, possibly jokingly at the time, but I think that there’s real potential for Roger to get this part. He has the build and he definitely has the screen presence to play the Chief of Wakanda.
I can see Roger Cross’ name up on the big screen too. It just fits… “Roger Cross is The Black Panther”.
So what about it Marvel? Make this movie and put Roger Cross in the starring role. It’s his time, he deserves this chance!
Let’s start a Twitter campaign to get this to the attention of Marvel and Stan Lee. Use the hashtag #RogerCrossBlackPanther to promote this intelligent and diverse actor.