In a recent interview, Black Panther star, Danai Gurira, talked a bit about the film’s Oscar buzz and what expectations they had while making the film.
During the interview, Gurira talked about the mindset of the cast and crew while filming Black Panther. According to her, however, potential Oscars were the furthest thing from their minds. She was, however, aware that this was a film that would be important to a lot of people:
“My mind did not quite get there. We did know that there definitely was a hunger for this type of story. We had it. Growing up you want to see superheroes who look like yourself. That’s the whole point. As a kid you want to see something or someone who looks like you.
We understood there was a responsibility upon us to tell this story and to celebrate the fact it was actually happening.”
From the look of things, the the cast and crew for Black Panther had their priorities in the right place.
Since the film debuted earlier this year, it has gone on to become one of the years biggest hits. With a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 97%, it is, so far the best reviewed superhero film of the year and the biggest earner domestically, with a $700M haul in the United States. It is currently the second highest earner of the year worldwide with $1.3B haul. It has since generated a lot of Oscar buzz with many anticipating that it will be the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture. But for now, all we can do is wait and see.
What do you all make of Danai Gurira’s comments about Black Panther? What are your thoughts on the film’s Oscar prospects? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the synopsis for Black Panther:
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a 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.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, John Kani, Florence Kasumba and Sterling K. Brown.
Black Panther is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
‘Captain Marvel’ Funko Toys Confirm Carol Danvers’ Cat Will Appear
With just about four months away from the release of Captain Marvel, Funko has now revealed its upcoming line of Pop! Vinyl Figures that are tied-in to the highly-anticipated film that features Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, the titular heroine and perhaps the most powerful character in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The reveal of this new line of Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures show off some of the characters set to appear in the film, one of which includes Carol Danvers' feline companion Goose the Cat.
The name of our heroine's cat may come as a surprise to fans of the comics because in previous incarnations, Captain Marvel's cat is named Chewie and is actually part of the Flerken species.
You can check out two collectible Funko figures of Goose the Cat in the gallery down below. You can start viewing the images by clicking "Next".
Are you excited to see Carol Danvers' Goose the Cat in the film? What do you make of the new name choice instead of Chewie? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the MCU.
Here is the synopsis for the film:
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.