We might have to wait until 2018 for Black Panther to hit theaters but we’re only a few short months away from the character’s big screen debut in the highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War. We recently got confirmation that Ryan Coogler would be directing and the film’s script is currently being written by Joe Robert Cole.
The writer recently spoke with Mother Jones about the project and discussed the process of joining the team behind the film among a number of other topics. When asked about how he landed the gig, Cole revealed to the site that he actually had previous experience with Marvel, having taken part in their writers program which helped him get his foot in the door.
As an African-American himself, Cole is excited about the film and definitely knows that expectations are hight and they have to get this one right. The writer told the site the following regarding the matter.
But what about the nation of Wakanda? How do they portray that level of technology without “Westernizing” culture? This is defintiely going to be one of the bigger challenges and the writer is well aware of that. While he wouldn’t reveal any details regarding how they would go about brining Wakanda to life on the big screen, Cole stressed to the site that knows the culture is very important here.
Finally, the site asked Cole if he thought that some might be turned off to the film due to it featuring a black lead, to which the writer responded that he didn’t “think so” as there is a “huge fan base for the Black Panther comic and for Marvel as a whole. And I think there is great anticipation across the board for the movie. I think that’s how Marvel is approaching it and I know that’s how I’m approaching it. I imagine Ryan feels the same way.” Let us know what you think about Cole’s comments in the section below.
Source: Mother Jones