To the Marvel universe, if he can get those dudes to call him.
Michael K. Williams, the superb actor who is best known for his role as Omar, a murderous robber of drug dealers, on HBO's The Wire, is campaigning to play comic book character Black Panther if Marvel ever makes a movie based on the character (Stan Lee says they are).
Speaking with Cinemablend, Williams said that he hasn't been contacted to be in a Marvel movie yet, but he definitely hopes that will change, and if there is a role he wants, it's ""Black Panther. Yeah, definitely."
As for what he'd bring to the role of Black Panther, or T'Challa, the king of Wakanda, a fictional African nation rich in the fictional element "vibranium," Williams said:
"I would definitely bring that quintessential New York City edge. You know, just a little bit of that grit."
The Marvel universe could definitely use a little bit of that.
Williams is set to play infamous drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross in the upcoming Jeremy Renner movie Kill the Messenger, which comes out Oct. 10. In 2012, it was reported that he was going to play Ol' Dirty Bastard in the biopic Dirty White Boy, but that movie appears to be stuck in development hell.
He's currently starring in Gap's "dress normal" ad campaign, aka the ad campaign with the worst tagline ever.