Unlike Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, there are a few Avengers who never got an origin movie to introduce the non-comics-reading world to their characters. Captain America: Civil War recently added Black Panther to Team Avengers With No Origin Movies, which left a lot of his character a mystery for those not in the know. Does he have superpowers or special abilities? Where do they come from? What’s Black Panther’s job when he’s not out avenging? Where did he get that sweet (digitally enhanced) suit? Chadwick Boseman assures us that we’ll soon learn more of T’challa’s origins in the Black Panther solo film.
Here’s another mind-boggling tidbit from the fascinating Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray commentary. Every shot of Black Panther in Civil War is CGI. Not just the obvious ones, like where Panther’s chasing the Winter Soldier on foot or he’s in a hand-to-claw fight with Captain America. Every. Single. Shot.
Captain America: Civil War introduced two more Marvel heroes: Tom Holland’s new Spider-Man, and Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther — both of whom will hit the big screen in their own solo films over the next couple of years. We know a little about Spider-Man: Homecoming, but not very much at all about Black Panther, aside from the fact that it has a great cast and director. And thanks to one of those actors, we now have our first plot details for the upcoming film.
Chadwick Boseman made one hell of a debut as Black Panther in this summer’s Captain America: Civil War. As T’Challa, the new King of the African nation of Wakanda, Boseman gave a terrific and intense performance as both the angry diplomat (and grieving son) and the tough-as-nails superhero. And when your nails are made out of unbreakable vibranium, that means you’re pretty damn tough.
Would you like to watch 38 seconds of Black Panther brawling with Bucky Barnes on a rooftop in Captain America: Civil War? Of course you would. And thanks to the video above, you can. Marvel has released a new clip from their upcoming film, in which the two heroes engage in a riveting fight, and Chadwick Boseman shows off some seriously slick moves.
The Wikipedia page for Gods of Egypt says “Lionsgate anticipated [it] to be the first film in a new franchise after it finished releasing The Hunger Games films.”
On the heels of today’s news that MGM has scheduled Creed 2 for 2017 comes word that Ryan Coogler has been officially confirmed to helm Marvel’s Black Panther solo film, which would make the director somewhat unavailable for the Creed sequel. It’s a bit of bittersweet news, but who among you isn’t stoked for Coogler to tell T’Challa’s superhero story?
We’re still a few years away from Marvel’s Black Panther movie, which is going to be a big deal for a few reasons: it offers the studio’s first superhero of color in their own solo film, it’s set in a foreign country, and it’s the last MCU film before Avengers: Infinity War — so yeah, it’s going to be major. We have several films to get through before then, but Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has a few details on the upcoming project, its genre and why it’s so important.
And in other Marvel news… In addition to that Doctor Strange featurette, another bonus video from the studio’s deluxe Phase 2 box set has arrived online, this time focusing on that other highly-anticipated Phase 3 film — Captain America: Civil War. The new featurette goes inside the “rift” between Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America, which causes a divide between their fellow Avengers and sparks a very personal battle between friends.
Creed is not only surprisingly great for a sequel to one of the most iconic franchises in history, but it’s genuinely one of the very best films of the year thanks in huge part to the directorial talent of Ryan Coogler. It seems as though audiences and critics aren’t the only ones taken with Creed, as the director is reportedly in talks with Marvel to helm the Black Panther solo film — and he’s the absolute best choice for the job.