Marvel’s Black Panther will reunite audiences with the titular hero following his debut in Captain America: Civil War. In an interview with ComicBook.com at San Diego Comic-Con, director Ryan Coogler discussed how the film will stand out from the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe entries.
Coogler explained that the cultural aspects of the film will immediately help the film stand out from the crowd:
“I would say cultural aspects is a big thing. Obviously, T’Challa is an African king and there haven’t really been many movies made about that at all in any genre. When you look at the movies in the Marvel universe automatically, off the bat, that’s going to make that very different. But I also think that this movie has a lot of weird combinations. We’re dealing with a guy who’s royal, like Thor, but he’s from Earth, which changes things. It gives it context and grounds it in a way. Even though we’re doing a lot of fantastical elements, fantastical technology, it still kind of grounds it in a way that’s very unique. So you have these things that are working at opposite ends. It also looks at a lot of things that are topical in the climate right now that you might have to stretch to apply in a science fiction film or in a film that’s a little more fantastical. For this, you kind of wear it on the surface, which is really interesting. It makes it different.”
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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 Kan.
Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.