Chadwick Boseman To Play African Samurai Warrior

Published: Tuesday 7th May 2019 by David

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Chadwick Boseman is to portray a real-life African Samurai warrior in an exciting new movie.

Full story below…

Boseman is to play a man named Yasuke, an African hero who rose to prominence in 16th century Japan when he became one of the greatest warriors in the land.

The legend of Yasuke is one of history’s best kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai. That’s not just an action movie, that’s a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it.

Yasuke was born in Mozambique and was, unfortunately, sent to Japan as an enslaved person. After becoming the first black man to step foot on Japanese soil he caught the attention of warlord Oda Nobunaga with whom sources say he shared a complicated relationship.

Boseman was intrigued by the story and signed up to lead the release with help from writer Doug Miro…one of the brains behind the Netflix show ‘Narcos.’

Stay tuned for a release date.

Hit this link to learn about the similar release LaKeith Stanfield is building.

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  1. Are you Kidding Me? May 7, 2019

    Buddha is black. Look at his hair texture. Nappy and curly. Look at his ear lobes. What Asian culture does that? Many Asians are actually Black. The Siddi, the Dravidians, etc This is quite fitting.

    However I wish an actual Black person was doing the writing. A Black story from a white lens is not it and is what representation is about. Black people should tell Black stories.

  2. Ropeburn May 7, 2019

    This should be interesting.

  3. Romeo May 8, 2019

    He is so adorable to me…

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