Whether you know him as Noah from The Walking Dead, Lionel in Dear White People, or as the title character in Everybody Hates Chris, you may soon know him as an unconfirmed character in next year’s film, Black Panther. At only 25 years old Williams has been steadily working in the industry for the last 17 years so it’s about time that he gets a bigger push into blockbuster films.
At a press luncheon for Detroit which is set to be re-released in theaters, Tyler, who is a super nice guy, may have coyly hinted that he may be making an appearance in Black Panther. When I asked the actor what was next for him he said that he couldn’t say because he was under a gag order, which Marvel is notorious for putting their actors under, but that it’s a film that is releasing at the top of the year. Not many films put their actors under gag orders, and unless he’s in 50 Shades of Grey (possible, but not probable) that film has to be Black Panther. Right? Once I started naming off Disney, Lucasfilms, and eventually settled on Marvel he once again reiterated that he could not say anything due to his gag order. We do know that Tyler has already read for Marvel a few years back, and has expressed interest in joining the MCU, specifically as Miles Morales.
So Marvel if this is true I guess you can be relieved that you don’t have another Mark Ruffalo or Tom Holland on your hands. Mr. Williams is great at keeping it under wraps.
What do you guys think? Am I totally off the mark or not? Leave your comments below and let us know if you also think he could make a good Miles Morales.
Detroit based on the Algiers Motel incident during the 1967 12th St Riot will be given a limited re-release on December 1st. You can catch it at home November 28th when it’s released on Digital HD, and on DVD/Blu-Ray on December 12th.