Black Panther

(2018)

The origin of the Marvel hero Black Panther, chief of the Panther tribe of the African nation Wakanda.

‘Black Panther’ Wasn't Worth the Time for ‘Selma’ Director

‘Black Panther’ Wasn't Worth the Time for ‘Selma’ Director

The studio still hasn't found a director or a screenwriter for Black Panther yet, but fans will get a first glimpse of Chadwick Boseman as the title character in next year's Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming in Atlanta. No details have been given for Black Panther's stand alone movie, but a report from last month revealed that T'challa is starting to come into his own, since his father T'chaka is getting old, teasing that T'challa will likely take over as the ruler of his homeland, Wakanda. Would you have liked to see Ava DuVernay direct Black Panther?

Black Panther comes to theaters July 6th, 2018.

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‘Black Panther’ Story Turns Away ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay

‘Black Panther’ Story Turns Away ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay

It isn't known if the studio is currently reaching out to other filmmakers to take the helm on Black Panther, but there still is plenty of time, since the superhero movie isn't set to hit theaters until November 2018. Chadwick Boseman will first make his debut as T'challa in Captain America: Civil War, which is currently filming in Atlanta, before starring in the stand alone Black Panther movie. Are you disappointed that Ava DuVernay isn't directing Black Panther? Chime in with your thoughts below.

Black Panther comes to theaters July 6th, 2018.

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‘Black Panther’ Role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Explained

‘Black Panther’ Role in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Explained

Captain America: Civil War comes to theaters May 6th, 2016.

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‘Black Panther’ Gets ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay?

‘Black Panther’ Gets ‘Selma’ Director Ava DuVernay?

Last month, we reported that Selma director Ava DuVernay is being courted by Disney to direct one of their Marvel Phase 3 movies, which is believed to be either Black Panther or Captain Marvel. Today, an unconfirmed report from MCUEXchange surfaced claiming that the director has signed on to helm Black Panther, one of their most highly-anticipated superhero movies. This has not been confirmed by Marvel and Disney yet, so we'll have to wait and see if an officially announcement gets released in the next few days.

This report goes onto claim that Ava DuVernay will be on set for Captain America: Civil War, where Chadwick Boseman will make his debut as Black Panther. And his homeland of Wakanda will be seen on screen for the first time. This explains why the filmmaker is reportedly coming on board so early, since Black Panther won't hit theaters until November 2018. Recent photos from the Captain America: Civil War set revealed the Institute For Infectious Diseases (IFID) building, which some thought may be in Wakanda, although these scenes will most likely be set in either Uganda or Nigeria.

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Black Panther's ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Mission Revealed?

Black Panther's ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Mission Revealed?

Back in October, when Marvel revealed their full Phase Three slate, the studio announced that Chadwick Boseman is playing Black Panther, who will make his debut in Captain America: Civil War before his stand alone Black Panther movie arrives in 2018. Aside from the confirmation of Black Panther appearing in Captain America: Civil War, there is very little we know about how this character fits into this sprawling story, which sets the stage for Marvel's nine-movie Phase Three slate. Today we have an unconfirmed report that reveals Black Panther will actually be hunting down The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan).

We know that Captain America (Chris Evans) and The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) have both been searching for The Winter Soldier, with Falcon briefly mentioning the "missing persons case" he's working on in the Avengers Tower party scene in Avengers: Age of Ultron. It's possible that Black Panther, Cap and Falcon first cross paths while trying to locate The Winter Soldier, and this could be the start of an antagonistic relationship that leads to T'challa joining forces with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). But we don't know that for certain. We do know that Black Panther will have to choose team, since the story revolves around Cap and Iron Man on opposite sides of the Superhero Registration Act, which forces those with super powers to register themselves with the government, to become part of a global police force.

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Marvel Wants ‘Selma’ Director for ‘Captain Marvel’ or ‘Black Panther’

Marvel Wants ‘Selma’ Director for ‘Captain Marvel’ or ‘Black Panther’

Hot off her hit historical drama Selma, which recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic march, Marvel is reportedly courting director Ava DuVernay for an upcoming Phase 3 movie. Though, it isn't know if that movie is Black Panther, scheduled for release in July 2018, or Captain Marvel, which will hit in November of that same year. Insiders claim that Black Panther is the most likely possibility. Though, it is known that Marvel wants a female director to take the helm on Captain Marvel, a movie many believe will be directed by Angelina Jolie.

It is stated that Marvel has had a series of talks with Ava DuVernay, but they are looking at a number of other directors as well. Though, there is a mutual interest between both parties. The news of Ava DuVernay's possible hiring surfaced just as the American Civil Liberties Union asked state and federal agencies to investigate Hollywood's hiring practices at major studios, networks and talent agencies. The ACLU is claiming that there is rampant and intentional discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors. If hired, Ava DuVernay would be the first woman to direct a Marvel movie.

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‘Black Panther’ Wants Ernie Hudson as King T'Chaka?

‘Black Panther’ Wants Ernie Hudson as King T'Chaka?

Naturally, this has not been confirmed by Marvel, but El Mayimbe's sources reveal that Ernie Hudson has reportedly been hitting the gym and picking up back issues of the Black Panther comic books that pertain to T'Chaka. It was recently confirmed that Andy Serkis is playing Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age of Ultron, a character who has long ties to Black Panther's homeland of Wakanda. This could mean that the studio is starting to set up the Black Panther universe in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and in Captain America: Civil War, where Chadwick Boseman will make his debut as T'Challa.

In the Marvel comics, T'Chaka' was murdered by Ulysses Klaue, but we'll have to wait and see if this story line is used in Black Panther. On the big screen, Ernie Hudson most recently starred in last year's You're Not You, and he also appeared as Poseidon on the ABC adventure series Once Upon a Time. Do you think the actor is right for the T'Chaka role? Let us know what you think below.

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‘Black Panther’: Will Andy Serkis Return as Ulysses Klaw?

‘Black Panther’: Will Andy Serkis Return as Ulysses Klaw?

Andy Serkis reveals he only has a cameo in ‘Avengers 2’ as Ulysses Klaw, and doesn't know if he will star in ‘Black Panther’.