We’ve Got Our First African Samurai – Can You Guess Who Will Star In The Role?

by Krystal Franklin

May 7, 2019

Photos by David Livingston/Stringer, Jon Kopaloff/WireImage and Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Maxim

Did you guess Chadwick Boseman? It looks the Howard alumni will go from Black Panther‘s King T’Challa to history’s first African samurai, Yasuke.


According to Variety, the story “centers on an African man who arrived in Japan in 1579 in the service of an Italian Jesuit and served under the Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga. He was captured in a battle in 1582. According to legend, Yasuke is the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai.” Definitely sounds promising!

The NAACP Image Award winner is no stranger to playing iconic roles. Over the years fans have seen him take on the roles of historical legends Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson and James Brown. Remember this epic moment on stage at the 50th NAACP Image Awards?

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