There are a ton of heroes in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, more than you can shake a stick at. One of the biggest unknowns so far is how The Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) will fit in. This will be the introduction of the character before he moves on to his own stand alone film in 2018. Luckily for all of us, Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Guru Kevin Feige isn’t afraid to talk about how everything fits together. (more…)
The Black Panther
If Stan Lee is right, Marvel is pretty great at keeping things on the down low. It’s actually pretty amusing how they dodge questions, deny information, send us on wild goose chases and all that. And I respect them for it, because half the fun of all this are the pleasant surprises you never see coming. Not to say that I believe Stan-the-Man on this because he could just be reflecting Marvel big-wig Kevin Feige’s “Black Panther is in development” line. All this could mean that a movie is being planned for six years from now. It could lead us down into a rumor mill. Quite frankly, it could mean nothing. But I’m willing to bank on the idea that the guy who basically made comics awesome knows what he’s talking about when he says this movie is happening. (more…)
So who would’ve thought a movie that was once set to star Wesley Snipes would be in the works again in 2011?? Apparently, the people at Marvel did as they are in the process bringing to the big screen the Black Panther, a comic book character made popular back in 66′ when the character first appeared on the pages of a Fantastic Four comic.
Set to write the project is an up and coming writer Mark Bailey who is mainly known for his work on HBO documentaries such as Pandemic: Facing AIDS and Ghost of Abu Ghraib as well as a feature film being adapted from a non-fiction book called The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon. Producing the project will be Kevin Feige of Marvel.
Bailey’s background seems like a perfect fit to write a movie about “the king of a resource-rich fictional African country who becomes a super hero.” Of all the chraacters to be brought to life, the Black Panther should be an easy transition from documentary to superhero for Bailey and allow his realism to shine. What do you guys think??