Ernie Hudson might have long since been hoping to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, it seems like Marvel refused to cast the Ghostbusters star in Captain America: Civil War.
Speaking in a recent interview with ComicBook.com, Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson revealed his desire to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying that he has been in constant communication with Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito about potential roles in the Marvel film franchise.
According to Hudson, he had been hoping that Marvel would give him a role in Black Panther, saying that he wanted to play T’Challa’s father. However, Marvel decided against casting the Ghostbusters star, saying that T’Chaka was too small a role to play.
"First it was the dad in Black Panther. So I kind of hinted [at it] — I went a little beyond hinting. The fans started to pick it up. So I called and I said, 'Well, you know there's the part of the dad.' He said, 'Well, that part is too small for you,’” Hudson told the entertainment news outlet.
While it might seem disappointing to Marvel fans that Hudson wasn’t allowed to play T’Chaka in the MCU, we do admit that the studio could offer the actor a better role in Phase 4 or Phase 5 of the MCU.
T’Chaka didn’t have much to do in the MCU, dying early on in the Civil War. Sure, T’Chaka’s death might have incited the entire Marvel movie, but we want better for Hudson.
Captain America: Civil War is available for streaming on Disney+.