Boyega, Johnson Hint At Playing Superheroes

British actor John Boyega, currently shooting “Star Wars: Episode VII,” dropped some tweets this week indicating that the young thesp is not only keen on playing a Marvel hero, he knows exactly which one he wants to play – Black Panther.

He tweeted: “Marvel role? ….he he he … I’m damn right aiming for it… Currently booking flight to Wakanda”. Coming the day before Comic Con begins in earnest, this has unsurprisingly set the social media verse alight.

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson has spoken a bit more about his involvement with DC Comics and Warners in regards to playing one of their superheroes. As indicated the other day, he’s likely set to play Captain Marvel in “Shazam”.

Speaking with Today yesterday, the action icon spoke a bit about how far the project has progressed: “Yes, it is going to happen. I’ve been dying to announce it by the way…We still have to find the right writer. We’re having two, three takes right now. But I’m very excited about it. It’s going to be great. I’ve been waiting a long time for this and so have the fans, by the way.”