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.
The marketing push has officially begun for Captain America: Civil War, with the divided heroes of Marvel’s latest gracing the cover of Entertainment Weekly alongside MCU newcomer Chadwick Boseman, making his debut in the upcoming film as Black Panther. But whose side is Black Panther on in Civil War? And what are his reasons for crossing paths with Captain America and Iron Man? Not much has been known about the fierce new hero, but Marvel has dropped some new photos and details about his “mysterious” character.
And that’s a wrap…for now. Captain America: Civil War has completed principal filming, and now the post-production process (and our long march to next May) begins. The film shot primarily at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, with additional filming taking place in Berlin (hello, Baron Zemo) and Puerto Rico. The news was delivered by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, while additional, supplementary filming will likely occur sometime over the next few months or so.
Spider-Man isn’t the only character making his (rebooted) debut in Captain America: Civil War. Lest you forget, Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther will be putting in an appearance ahead of his own solo movie. Last year’s promotional photo from Marvel gave us a sneak peek at the character’s appearance, but a new spy photo from the set gives us a better idea of what Boseman’s superhero will look like.
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With Chadwick Boseman set to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the currently-filming Captain America: Civil War, we should be hearing about the director of the solo Black Panther film soon enough. While we’re still fired up over the possibility of Selma’s Ava DuVernay possibly taking the gig, another very interesting name has entered the fray.
When an actor signs on to play a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they typically aren’t signing up for a single movie. They’re signing up for a whole bunch — sometimes as many as nine films — so Marvel can plan ahead for years, scoping out where a character can go over the course of several appearances. But contracts run out and some actors managed to finagle their way in without signing up for a bunch of movies in advance. So superhero movie fans always wonder just how many more times they’ll get to see Chris Evans play Captain America or Robert Downey Jr. play Iron Man. How many movies are left on their contract? What’s next?