Anyone and everyone that hasn’t been living in a cave knows about all the announcements that Disney/Marvel has been making regarding the futures of their super hero franchises. One bit of news involved the arrival of their first black super hero solo movie, Black Panther. They let us know when the character would be arriving (during Captain America: Civil War) as well as when Panther’s solo flick would be hitting the big screen. It’s a movie that everyone has been expecting and now we know exactly how long we’ll have to wait to see it. Now, the actor that will be taking on the role, Chadwick Boseman, has stepped up to talk a bit more about his entry into the Marvel Universe.
In a recent interview with Comic Book Resources, Boseman had a bit to say concerning…
“The reaction on stage at the El Capitan Theater was, like, amazing. Just to be there — the way that Marvel set it up and wanted to surprise people with it, it was one of the best surprises that I’ve ever been a part of.
“I’ve heard from a lot of my friends, and a lot of people I don’t know have congratulated me — but I’ve actually not heard a lot from other people because I went away. I tried to get away from everything just to ground myself. But it’s been amazing. I’m so excited! I’m ready to start right now, and they’re telling me, ‘Slow down a little bit!'”
“It’s never been done. It’s been done before in different ways, but it’s never been done exactly like this. Wesley Snipes also had his own franchise — you have to acknowledge that. You have to acknowledge what [Anthony] Mackie’s doing [with the Falcon]. But this is a little different in the way that Marvel is presenting it, so it’s amazing.”
There are no details on exactly what course the Black Panther movie will take, so what we might see come 2017 is a mystery. If they bring him in a year earlier with Captain America, the odds of an origin story seem slim, barring a couple of flashbacks. But will the meat and bones of the story be in Wakanda? Or will the writers try to drag the Panther over to the US and do something to tie him in to the third Avengers flick? Or maybe a little of both?
Check out Black Panther’s initial arrival on May 6th, 2016 in Captain America: Civil War and then see him do his own thing on Nov 3rd of 2017 when Black Panther hits the big screen.
Source: Comic Book Resources