Christopher Judge, The Voice of Kratos, To Voice Black Panther In Marvel’s Avengers

Wakanda Forever

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Fans of Marvel’s Avengers have found themselves waiting longer than expected for new content. Even something like Spider-Man’s availability in the PlayStation version, advertised on the game’s packaging at launch, still feels nebulous. It’s been a long wait since the Hawkeye content finished earlier this year. The one thing that feels imminent is the planned War for Wakanda expansion set for next month. We now know that when that releases, Christopher Judge, most known for voicing Kratos in God of War, will be taking on the role of T’Challa.

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Judge spoke with Entertainment Weekly for the reveal. He had a lot of trepidation about following in Chadwick Boseman’s footsteps.

“There’s many Black Panthers, but I really didn’t believe that anyone should ever do T’Challa again. The actual talks proceeded and, basically, I wound up doing it because my mother and my children said if I didn’t do it, they would disown me.”

Judge seems intent on putting his own spin on the character however. “To be quite honest, I was fearful of being compared to what Chadwick had so wonderfully done. The only way I could really wrap my head around it was to not even attempt a voice match, to let my performance stand on its own. I put all that into it and hopefully people like it.”

Fans of Marvel’s Avengers should be able to enjoy what Judge brings to the table in War for Wakanda next month. It will be a free inclusion for those who own the game, currently available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia. Will spending some time with the Black Panther be enough to get you back on board? Check out the trailer for War for Wakanda below and let us know what you think.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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