There’s no questioning that Marvel’s Black Panther is a game-changer when it comes to filmmaking and its remarkable box office success. In addition to all of the real world accolades, the events of that film will have a resounding impact on Avengers: Infinity War and the future of the entire MCU.
Several members of the Infinity War cast spoke to Entertainment Weekly to discuss how Black Panther really does change everything. Dana Guriria, who reprises her role as Okoye, spoke about the idea of Wakanda choosing to share its resources with the rest of the world:
“The preservation of Wakanda has been at their core, and something their forefathers and foremothers put in place for a long time — and it’s worked! They’re a deeply prosperous people for a reason, and now it’s about opening up the borders, and being generous to others beyond Wakanda.”
Chadwick Boseman, who returns as King T’Challa/The Black Panther, addressed the challenges of uniting these franchises that would appear to be tonally dissonant:
“Each movie has a different style, you know? So, what is a Captain America movie, versus an Iron Man movie, versus the Black Panther movie, and how do you bring those things together? They’re different voices. So, how do those voices harmonize?”
Robert Downey Jr. sees Wakanda’s change in foreign policy as a huge source of inspiration for Tony, and for the rest of the world as well:
“Well, a technologically advanced country is probably something that he wishes would benefit humanity without creating more infighting. I think that’s what he would hope for America. That’s what he would hope for the world. I think to him, he would view it as a potentially utopian model.”
Tom Holland thinks that Spider-Man and Letitia Wright’s Shuri would have no problem getting along, and he believes that it’s a team-up worth seeing:
““I think Peter would love it. There’s some great moments in the comics where Peter ends up there. And Letitia and I have become really good friends over the last year and a bit. It would be brilliant to have our characters meet up, it would be so funny. She’s brilliant in the movie, she’s actually my favorite part of Black Panther.”
Finally, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige teased that Wakanda will not only play a major role in Avengers: Infinity War, but could serve as an “anchor point” for the entire fourth phase of MCU films:
“That’s the grand Marvel Studios/MCU tradition of just being all in, right?”
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
10 Marvel Villains Who Should Appear In The ‘Black Panther’ Sequel
Marvel’s Black Panther is still taking the box office by storm, but that isn’t stopping people from talking about what they want from the sequel. King T’Challa and the rest of Wakanda’s most interesting characters are set to appear in Avengers: Infinity War, but that movie will focus on Thanos and the Infinity Gems instead of seeing how Black Panther’s world has evolved. Not only does the Black Panther sequel have to follow up on multiple plot points hanging around on this movie, but it also needs to introduce new villains for T’Challa and his advisers to take on.
In order for him to continue growing and become more comfortable in his leadership position, T’Challa needs to be challenged in unique ways. Part of what made Killmonger such a unique villain is that he had a personal motivation that directly challenged T’Challa’s world view, and that idea can easily be replicated and expanded upon for the sequel. Black Panther has a very specific perspective on the world, and all of these villains will come in and force him to look at things in a different way as well as challenge him physically.
Hit Next to discover which Marvel villains should appear in the Black Panther sequel.