While there are a lot of actors interested in playing Marvel Studios characters, John Boyega likely had an inside track. Boyega is already signed to play an unknown role in Star Wars Episode VII, and Lucasfilm just like Marvel Studios is owned by Disney.
Earlier today, Boyega tweeted, “Marvel role? ....hehehe ... I'm dam right aiming for it.” Then, he added, “Currently booking flight to Wakanda.” Of course, Wakanda is the home country of the Black Panther, who has long been rumored for either an appearance in the Avengers or his own solo movie.
Currently booking flight to wakanda— John Boyega (@JBoyega) July 22, 2014
Expressing an interest seemed to work for Vin Diesel in landing a Marvel Studios role, so maybe it will work for Boyega as well. If the Black Panther role doesn’t work out, it appears Boyega is open to other options. When a fan tweeted an image of Nova, Boyaga responded, “He is cool too.”