Will ‘Black Panther’ Be the Next Marvel Superhero Film?
‘Captain America,’ ‘Thor,’ ‘Iron Man,’ ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (either of them, we guess), ‘The Avengers,’ and now… ‘The Black Panther’? Hold your horses, Black Widow and Hawkeye — it certainly seems like Marvel is making their next superhero flick based on the Black Panther.
Latino Review reports that they’ve confirmed with four separate sources that the studio is gearing up to make their next standalone superhero film ‘The Black Panther,’ based on the Marvel comic of the same name.
Black Panther is/was the first black superhero to ever hit comic book pages, though he won’t be the first one to hit the big screen. Following in the footsteps of ‘Blade,’ ‘Hancock,’ and — okay, forgive us — ‘Blankman,’ Black Panther, whose real name is T’Challa, lived in the fictional African country of Wakanda, where a meteorite made out of good ol’ Vibranium crash-landed before he was born. (Vibranium is the stuff used to make Captain America’s shield, and something the Stark family is rather familiar with.)
We got a sneak peek of Wakanda as an Easter egg for eagle-eyed fans on a map in the background of ‘Iron Man 2.’
Marvel only recently reclaimed the rights to the story back in 2005, and at one point Wesley Snipes was attached to star. We’re excited to see where Marvel takes this interesting story, which has so many tie-in possibilities to the intricate world they’ve been cultivating. Let the casting speculation begin!