According to actor Eddie Murphy, he has no interest in playing any characters for any superhero movies. In fact, he even delivers an F-Bomb after stating, “No! I’m going to be 60 in a year,” Murphy responded. “Who would I play? The old brotherman? I guess that’d be the character.”
He went on:
“Man, f**k that. I can’t be standing around in a movie with a stick and sh*t, pointing and telling people, ‘Oh, you should do this or that.’ I’m just not down with the whole superhero movie thing. But, if I had to, I guess I could play a villain or some shit like that.”
While he isn’t interested in superhero films, that hasn’t stopped fans from expressing comparisons between Marvel’s Black Panther and Eddie Murphy’s own Coming to America, which has a sequel in the works. It turns out that Eddie Murphy wasn’t fond of these comparisons, stating:
“Zamunda is 30 years before Wakanda. Wakanda is a superhero movie. And we’re not trying to compete with a superhero movie, its aesthetics, the thrill and all that. We’re doing a sequel to this fairy tale that was really, really popular all around the world. Black Panther is nowhere near as funny as Coming to America. And we’re not as visually thrilling as their picture. But look, I know what you’re saying. And the answer is yes, it’s 30 years later so it’s not going to be the same Zamunda man, what the f**k is wrong with you?”
He then explained how honored he was to have played Rudy Ray Moore in the film Dolemite is My Name. In fact, he spoke a bit about Moore’s style of comedy.
“I’ve had this debate with comedians. They’ll be like, ‘Oh no, this is funny because he’s trying to be serious and it’s bad;’ and I say, ‘No! this motherf***er’s a comedian. There’s no way he’s thinking that this is serious.’ There’s no way you could see him in a fight scene and go, ‘He’s serious.’ He’s a comedian parodying Shaft and Slaughter in Big Rip-Off. and all of that stuff.”
While he may not be doing superhero fare, Eddie Murphy is still extensively acting and working today, and that includes his Coming to America sequel titled Coming 2 America.