With ‘Captain America: Civil War‘ introducing the world to ‘Black Panther,’ it seems that Marvel has decided to release few new interesting details about the film! From director Ryan Coogler (‘Creed’,’Fruitvale Station’) being on board to co-write the movie to other random pieces of information, there is a smorgasbord of new details to whet our appetites and leave us wanting more!
With the film not set to be released until 2018, this could be thought of as more of a tease than anything else but one that is more than welcome for fans of T’Challa who have been dying to find out anything about how the Marvel Cinematic Universe plans on treating the current prince and future king of Wakanda.
The confirmation that Coogler is now attached to the project came directly from Kevin Feige himself when asked about an update on how close the script was to being completed:
“Very soon. We have a number of writers on it including Ryan Coogler, who is also directing, he’s working on the draft right now. Between now and the end of the summer there will be more casting announcements. We start filming at the very beginning of next year.”
We know that writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely are giving a decent backstory to T’Challa in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and where his priorities lie so it sounds as if an origin story is not what will be in the works for the hero. While he doesn’t confirm or deny that we’ll see more of where he comes from, Feige says that:
“We can [move forward from here]. We can deal with the aftereffects of Captain America: Civil War and going back to Wakanda, and he’s dealing with a geopolitical landscape that’s completely different now. That’ll certainly set him off in his own movie.”
While some of his origin and training to become the Black Panther as part of his heritage might be involved, it sounds like we’ll be mainly pushing forward and not stepping back. It wouldn’t be too surprising to include a few snippets from the past, but I have a feeling we’ll see ‘Black Panther’ be pushing the plot towards the future on whatever direction that they plan on taking him.
“When you’re dealing with that level of leadership, you’re constantly faced with these serious choices. Laying the groundwork for that morality over the course of this movie was important.”
It looks like we’ll be learning quite a bit about the mysterious T’Challa as well as how Wakanda plays into the larger world of politics sooner than later.
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‘Black Panther’ is set to pounce on movie goers on February 16th, 2018.
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