New ‘Black Panther’ Featurette Explores Mythology

Black Panther

A brand new featurette for Marvel’s Black Panther delves deep into the mythology of the beloved superhero as well as his home of Wakanda.

You can check out the brand new featurette down below:

The featurette itself isn’t so much a look at the film itself as it is the cast and crew talking about the character’s history and how they are attempting to bring it to life. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige talked for a bit about how Black Panther was, in many ways, the first of his kind. He revels at the fact that the character was the first prominent black superhero to be featured in a mainstream comic book as the Civil Rights movement began to dawn and stressed the importance of it.

In addition, Ryan Coogler and Chadwick Boseman discussed the character and how he differentiates himself from other superheroes. The main point that they stressed was that he is not only a superhero but also the leader of a nation. While Aquaman and Namor may be raising an eyebrow at this, it is exciting that this is the first time we have seen this on the big screen.

In addition, members of the production design team discuss how they wanted to bring Wakanda to life. They discuss the works of Jack Kirby and ways they wanted to implement his works within the 21st century. For them, it was very important that the source material be respected so longtime fans of the character are sure to get their money’s worth.

Here is a synopsis for the film:

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke,  Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kani.

Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.

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Hot Toys Reveals Its ‘Black Panther’ Collectible Figure

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Black Panther Hot ToysOne week ahead of its release, Sideshow Collectibles has revealed the Hot Toys Black Panther figure based on the likeness of Chadwick Boseman from the upcoming Marvel film.

The new sixth scale collectible figure runs $259 and is expected to ship between January and March of 2019. It boasts over thirty-two points of articulation along with two interchangeable heads as well as a spear.

You can check out the full details from Hot Toys and images of the figure in the gallery below.

Black Panther Hot Toys

  • One (1) newly developed interchangeable head sculpt with authentic and detailed likeness of Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther in Black Panther
  • One (1) newly developed interchangeable Black Panther masked head with two (2) interchangeable eyepieces (masked and unmasked)
  • Approximately 31.5 cm tall
  • Newly developed muscular body with over 32 points of articulation
  • Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable hands including:
    – One (1) pair of fists
    – One (1) pair of clenching hands
    – One (1) pair of clenching hands with claws
    – One (1) right hand for holding spear
  • Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume:

  • One (1) meticulously tailored black and silver colored Panther Habit suit with luminous reflective patterns appearing under specialized LED light unit

Weapon:

  • One (1) spear

Accessories:

  • Two (2) specialized LED light units (battery operated)
  • Specially designed Black Panther themed hexagonal figure stand with character nameplate, movie logo and character backdrop

The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke,  Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kan.

Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: Hot Toys

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