Kendrick Lamar really wants to star in the next Black Panther movie and we can’t think of anything better.
This sounds like great news to us, now all we need is for Disney or director Ryan Coogler to warm up to the idea.
The rapper, who curated the hit film’s soundtrack said ‘I’ve got to now’ when asked by Radio One if he would like to make an appearance in the follow up for the box office hit.
Speaking to Clara Amfo in the BBC interview revealed he would much love to play a villain like Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger.
And you know what, we would love to Kendrick walking around in the fictional African nation of Wakanda as a rival to Chadwick Boseman’s titular character.
‘I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, just off the simple fact that he was a villain but he came with some real [talk]… He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure,’ the HUMBLE rapper explained.
‘I think [Black Panther] is something that not only stands within its moment but stands within time,’ said the TDE artist.
The star also added that he felt honoured to be a part of a landmark cultural moment when making the album.
He added: ‘We’re talking about timeless films and things that are going to curate after this film. When we got to the music, I just wanted to make sure that I could complement that and be a part of [it] in the best way I could.’
As well as the previously released All the Stars and King’s Dead, the album includes three more new songs with Kendrick on them: Black Panther, Big Shot, and Pray for Me.
In case you were wondering Big Shot features Travis Scott, while Pray For Me has The Weeknd lending his vocals to it.
Other notable contributors include James Blake, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee, Schoolboy Q, and Mozzy.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
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But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.
Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
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