Marvel’s latest superhero film, Captain America: Civil War, did not disappoint. Not only did Captain America: Civil War explore what I believe was a metaphor for America’s role globally, the film also introduced us to the long awaited character, Black Panther.
The conflict within the Avenger camp comes down to whether their powers should be in any way regulated by government after casualties of their global aid start stacking up. Captain America feels one way and Iron Man feels another. See there? No spoilers. You’re welcome.
We are gathered here today to nerd out about the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther which will star Chadwick Boseman who made his debut in Captain America: Civil War.You might remember Chadwick for transforming into characters such as Jackie Robinson and James Brown. That’s right, he’s cold. Now the film isn’t set to be released until 2018 but what we do know is that the film will feature a 90% Black cast which will be a major first in the genre of sci-fi. There is even more good news as the remarkable cast continues to grow. In addition to Chadwick, it is rumored that Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan will also be a part of the film. If they mess around and cast Tracee Ellis Ross, Denzel Washington, David Oyelowo, or Amandla Stenberg I might do a lap around someone’s church with a ribbon.
Ryan Coogler, the multi-talented director behind Fruitvale Station and Creed talked at length in an interview published by FastCompany about the unique challenges behind being chosen to direct a Marvel film.
“It’s a specific challenge. What Marvel’s doing, and what you see a lot of studios doing now that Marvel has done it so successfully, is making content that exists in a particular universe, where the characters tie in and crossover, and I think that’s a great creative challenge to me—to make this movie as personal as possible. It’s going to be my most personal movie to date, which is crazy to say, but it’s completely the case. I’m obsessed with this character and this story right now, and I think it’s going to be very unique and still fit into the overall narrative that they’re establishing. I grew up as a comic book fan, and the same things used to happen in the comic books. You’d have Wolverine’s books, and they’d be so much darker and more brutal than the X-Men books, but they’d still fit in when