In Marvel’s Black Panther, actor Martin Freeman reprises his minor role from Captain America: Civil War as Everett K. Ross. Ross is a member of the CIA and a former liaison of its Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force. Interestingly enough, Ross is inspired by Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) from the popular sitcom, Friends.
Christopher Priest created Ross, and was inspired by the Friends character when creating him. While speaking with Vulture, Priest recalled a certain moment from Friends featured in the episode, “The One with the Blackout” that epitomizes Chandler and in turn, Ross (not the Friends character of the same name):
“Respected and successful, Bing nevertheless was the horrified fish out of water.”
Previously, Freeman has mentioned that Ross has an “uneasy peace” with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and goes through a “strange” and “enlightening” journey in Wakanda.
Here is the synopsis:
“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.
10 Films That Need To Happen In Marvel’s Phase Four
This year, the Marvel Cinematic Universe turns ten years old. Marvel Studios has come a long way since 2008 and audiences have seen the universe grow into the biggest media franchise of the 21st Century. After ten years there are no signs of slowing down, in fact, it appears we’ve just scratched the surface.
Back in 2014, Marvel announced its Phase Three slate, and now we are almost half way there coming up fast on the final films. Phase Four is already on everyone’s mind, specifically after the game-changing event Avengers: Infinity War. Now with Disney’s purchase of 20th Century Fox, the possibilities have opened up even wider. Everybody is now under one roof, so what can we expect in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Here’s a count down the ten films most likely to appear in Phase Four based off of what fans want and the studio’s previous announcements. Click Next to get started!