Marvel's Black Panther movie will be part of Marvel Phase Three, in which the character is rumored to be introduced in Captain America 3, also known as the Marvel Civil War. The original story of Black Panther has T'Challa, prince of Wakanda, must rise to take the mantle of the Black Panther after his father, the king, is treacherously killed.
Earlier today, Jimmy Kimmel announced that Chris Evans (Captain America) and Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) will be appearing on tonight's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with a "big surprise" from Captain America: Civil War. As many assumed, the first trailer was unveiled on the late night show tonight, along with the first poster. If you look closely in some of the action-packed fight scenes, you'll also get the first official glimpse of Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther, who is seen battling with both Cap and The Winter Soldier.
During Marvel's massive press event last October, Black Panther was announced as one of the studio's Phase Three projects, with Chadwick Boseman introduced as T'challa. It was also confirmed that, along with his stand alone adventure Black Panther movie, which hits theaters on February 16, 2018, T'challa will first be seen in Captain America: Civil War. While we didn't know at the time which side Black Panther would be fighting for, promo art revealed in August confirmed that T'challa will be fighting alongside Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.).Read More
Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake) recently signed on to write the script for Black Panther, and Marvel also said that they wouldn't be looking for a director until the script is complete. Marvel's Black Panther will hit theaters on February 16, 2018, although it isn't known exactly when production will begin. What do you think about Ryan Coogler's comments regarding Black Panther needing an African-American director? Stay tuned for more on Black Panther as soon as more details are released.
Black Panther comes to theaters February 16th, 2018.Read More
Marvel Studios has been on a seemingly unstoppable roll ever since they launched the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2008 with Iron Man. As successful as the studio has been, there has still been a fair share of criticism regarding diversity in the MCU, both in front of and behind the camera. The studio has taken the first steps to change all of that, by announcing their first movies lead by an African-American (Black Panther) and a female (Captain Marvel), as part of their massive Phase Three slate.
Black Panther won't hit theaters until February 16, 2018, so the studio still has plenty of time to find a director. Marvel recently brought on Joe Robert Cole, a product of the studio's writer's program, to write the Black Panther script, and a report from earlier this month revealed that the studio won't search for a director until the script is finished. What do you think about Anthony Mackie's Black Panther comments?Read More
Earlier this month, Marvel issued new release dates for three mystery movies, while pushing their highly-anticipated Black Panther up five months, from July 6, 2018 to February 16, 2018. Despite a recent report that the studio won't seek out a director until the script is finished, Heroic Hollywood reports that Creed and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler is the studio's top choice. Marvel hasn't confirmed or denied this report as of yet, but it makes sense that they would try to find a director soon, since their release date was pushed up.
Last week, we reported that Joe Robert Cole (American Crime Story) is nearing a deal to write the screenplay, so it may be quite some time before a script is turned in, especially since it isn't known if his deal has been finalized yet. Marvel had previously sought out Selma filmmaker Ava DuVernay, but she backed away from the project after creative differences arose. Another report from August revealed that Straight Outta Compton filmmaker F. Gary Gray was a directorial candidate, but he ended up taking the reins on Universal's Fast & Furious 8.Read More
There has been a lot of talk over the past few months about potential directors for Marvel's highly-anticipated Black Panther, with Ava DuVernay (Selma) and F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) mentioned as possible candidates. While we don't seem to be any closer to finding a filmmaker to take the helm, The Wrap reports that Joe Robert Cole (American Crime Story) is nearing a deal to write the screenplay. The site also reports that Marvel doesn't intend to search for a director until after the screenplay has been completed.
Chadwick Boseman is set to star in Black Panther, but he will first make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which kicks off the studio's Phase Three slate when it hit theaters May 6, 2016. Black Panther currently has a July 6, 2018 release date, so the studio still has plenty of time to find the right filmmaker for this superhero adventure. It remains to be seen what other characters may be included in this stand alone adventure, but there have been clues laid out from previous MCU movies.Read More
Earlier this month, an unconfirmed report revealed that T'Chaka, the father of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa, will be killed at some point during Captain America: Civil War. While that report wouldn't say who killed the Wakanda leader, most assumed it will be Ulysses Klaue, since this character kills T'Chaka in the original comics. We still don't know who is playing T'Chaka in Captain America: Civil War, but Chadwick Boseman is set to make his MCU debut in this highly-anticipated superhero adventure.
What's interesting is that, since T'Chaka will presumably be alive at some point in Captain America: Civil War, before his death, that means Klaue must have failed in his mission outlined in this file, which states he was paid $10 million for the kill. We don't know who paid him this exorbitant fee, but the file also mentions that he is a former member of Intelligencia, a group from the comics comprised of intellectual, science-driven villains such as MODOK and The Leader. It's also possible that this happened before the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and fans will first learn about it in Captain America: Civil War, especially since we haven't heard who is playing T'chaka yet.Read More