This weekend saw the release of Black Panther’s teaser trailer, Ryan Coogler’s first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The teaser trailer was met with positive reactions, with many praising the film’s visual aesthetic, adherence to the source material, and emphasis on African culture.
Despite everyone’s admiration of the teaser trailer, we don’t know much about T’Challa’s first solo outing, though we can speculate. It’s anyone’s guess how many villains this film has, but it has been widely assumed that Michael B. Jordan’s character, Erik Killmonger, will be the film’s main villain. However, in the trailer, we got a decent look at Winston Duke’s character, M’Baku, better known as Man-Ape.
During their trailer breakdown with director Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, Entertainment Weekly took a moment to describe Man-Ape.
As the ruler of the mountain tribe, he has a ruthless nature, and in the comics — where he wore a mask and white, fur-covered armor and went by the name “Man-Ape” — he was one of Black Panther’s most dangerous foes.
It was reported that M’Baku will also appear in Avengers: Infinity War, signaling that Black Panther won’t be the end for Man-Ape. Who knows, maybe Man-Ape could be a pawn of sorts for Thanos? Only time will tell as we move forward into 2018.
Here’s the synopsis for Black Panther.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther will be in theaters on February 16, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
7 Things Marvel Can Learn From ‘Wonder Woman’
Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been shaping the way that Superhero films are being made. While comics were certainly a popular resource to pull from, the MCU has pushed the superhero genre into the mainstream and causing studios to make bigger and bigger movies every single year. This accelerated launch into the superhero genre from nearly every studio has given rise to DC making their mark to have a cinematic universe as well. While the previous DC Extended Universe films have had little critical success, Wonder Woman was released to big box office and high critical reception. This film did a lot of things differently, but found a perfect blend of action, comedy, and hopeful inspiration. It broke ground in representation as well as in superhero film quality. Marvel has made some great films, but there is a lot that they can learn and be taking notes of.
Here are 7 things Marvel can learn from Wonder Woman. There will be some spoilers ahead.
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