It's kind of a horrible time to be joking about Marvel movies and the actors who may or may not be appearing in them, especially with the studio set to make some epic announcements this Saturday during their anticipated Comic-Con 2014 panel. But that's exactly what Star Wars: Episode VII star John Boyega has done on his personal Twitter.

The young actor wants to play Black Panther and even claims he's heading to Africa. Is he joking? Check it out...

John Boyega should know by this point what will happen when joking on twitter, but maybe that's the point. He wants Marvel to know he's interested. He may also be sending this out into the open so that eager fans and journalists who loved him in Attack the Block ask Marvel this question over and over again at the panel and during the press lines this Saturday. Its out there now, so we doubt this is will be the last we hear about it.

The young actor also chimed in on the recent changes to the Marvel comic books.

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Perhaps he can play Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy 2?

What do you think? Is John Boyega the perfect Black Panther? Or is he too young?

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