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Chadwick Boseman has a history of playing real life figures in biopics, and action heavy roles like Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now he's combining the two with his new role as Yasuke, the first black samurai.


The film has been in development for a few years, and seems to be finally coming to fruition with Boseman in the lead role.

"The legend of Yasuke is one of history's best kept secrets, the only person of non-Asian origin to become a Samurai,"

Boseman said, according to Deadline.

"That's not just an action movie, that's a cultural event, an exchange, and I am excited to be part of it."

We're excited too!







Yasuke was a real person in history, living in Japan sometime in the 1500s. While solid information about his early life is missing, it's likely he was brought to Japan from Mozambique as a Portuguese slave.

At some point, Yasuke entered the service of Oda Nobunaga a powerful feudal lord of Japan. Yasuke is believed to have at least a basic knowledge of Japanese, as Nobunaga enjoyed conversations with Yasuke.

He was 6'2" tall, towering over most people at the time. It is unknown if his name is a Japanese rendering of his original name or wholly made up and given to him. Nobunaga himself claimed Yasuke had the strength of ten men.

There is plenty we know and a lot more we don't know about Yasuke's life. However, the parts we do know provide an interesting look at African and Japanese history.

So if someone asks, yeah, Yasuke was real.







There is no word on a release date or even when production will start. With the project gaining Boseman though, it's likely they will want to move forward quickly, before the popular actor's schedule starts filling up.

If you're interested in more about Yasuke, you'll have plenty more to see. While books have been written, and this film is gearing up for production, Netflix has also announced an anime very loosely based on the story of Yasuke.

Though, that one involves magic and robots, so if that's something you're looking for in a story about history's first black samurai, great!

Otherwise, keep your ears open for more information about Boseman's film as it becomes available.

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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