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DJIMON HOUSOU TO VOICE BET’S ‘BLACK PANTHER’ November 10, 2008

Filed under: Entertainment — Ryann Hayman @ 12:01 pm
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BET Networks and Marvel Comics  have recruited Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou to voice the lead character in their upcoming animated series “The Black Panther,” reports Variety.

 

      “‘The Black Panther’ is Marvel’s entrée into prime-time animation, and Djimon raises the bar for all involved as we bring the best in the animation business together to execute that vision,” said Marvel Animation president Eric Rollman.

 

       The series will be adapted from six issues of the Marvel comic of the same name. Former BET president Reginald Hudlin wrote the scripts in 2005.  

 

       Considered to be the first modern black superhero, Black Panther was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and made its first appearance in July 1966 in Fantastic Four comic book #52. The character began headlining his own volumes in 1973.        

       “It’s a blessing for African Americans and minorities to have a superhero they can identify with,” said Hounsou of the character.

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