Screenwriter Michael Starrbury Teases Colin Kaepernick's Next Acting Role


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Colin Kaepernick is no stranger to Disney and its various platforms, but Hollywood screenwriter Michael Starrbury thinks the former NFL star should venture into a new area of the conglomerate. After years of having his highlights displayed on Disney's sports network, ESPN, When They See Us screenwriter Michael Starrbury has teased the possibility of the former NFL star joining the cast of a Marvel film.

“He has acting chops and maybe he even caught the acting bug! We need to find a Marvel Superhero for Colin to play," Starrbury tweeted.

It's unclear what Marvel film Starrbury thinks Kaepernick should shoot for, but it is an interesting idea. Recently, Super Bowl Champion Marshawn Lynch was rumored to be a part of HBO's Westworld and Kaepernick's former teammate, Nnamdi Asomugha, was featured in Amazon's Sylvie's Love. Not to mention, lesser-known pro football players like Terry Crews, Carl Weathers and Dwyane Johnson have all gone on to be major film and television stars.

As for Kaepernick, he recently worked with Starrbury and Ava DuVernay on his upcoming Netflix series, Colin in Black & White. The six-part series will tell the story of Kaepernick's younger years in Turlock, California as he navigated high school en route to a record-breaking career at the University of Nevada. Kaepernick and company shared the first photos from the highly-anticipated series last week.

Kaepernick will provide narration throughout the series while Jaden Michael portrays the young star on screen. Joining Michael, Amarr, Gabriel Womack, Mace Coronel, Howard M. Lockie, Ron Roggé and Hal Rothwell will also star in the series.

"I'm excited to share this first peek into a project I co-created with the incomparable Ava DuVernay over the past couple of years," Kaepernick said about the new show.

Colin In Black & White will debut on October 29.

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