Chadwick Boseman, recently seen as the warrior king T’Challa in Black Panther, is now returning to the mega screen as the first-ever non-Asian samurai.
Boseman has been roped in to play the first African Samurai to wield a sword in medieval era Japan.
According to The Deadline, who were the first ones to break the news, the upcoming flick is a tale of the legend of Yasuke, a Portuguese Mozambique slave who was brought to Japan in the 16th century.
Boseman Is Down for It
Boseman also confirmed the news and said:
“The legend of Yasuke is one of history’s best-kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai.”
Chadwick, who seemed pretty excited about his latest signing, described the movie as far more than just an action movie.
“That’s a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it.”
Doug Miro, co-writer of the hit Netflix series Narcos, is penning the script of the movie. Suffice to say, the news of this movie is already creating waves in Hollywood.
The idea is still at an initial stage, as the remaining cast and release date have not been announced as of yet.