In just over a day, Marvel Studio’s Black Panther will be released in theaters worldwide. It has been a movie decades in the making, and the anticipation for it is palpable. Already, Black Panther has become the top-selling superhero movie of all time in terms of ticket pre-sales. Charitable organizations, individuals attached to the film, and even a DC Comics fan group have all raised money to buy out movie theaters for children of color to go and see themselves be represented in a superhero film in a way that hasn’t been done before. Much like last year’s Wonder Woman, Black Panther marks a huge moment in cinematic history.
With extremely positive early reviews, Marvel Studios seems to have another sure fire hit on their hands. A hit, thanks to its stellar cast and director Ryan Coogler. Speaking to Variety, Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige had nothing but praise for the director of the film, saying: “I’m very glad this movie wasn’t made in 1992 because Ryan Coogler might not have been born.”
When asked about potential Black Panther sequels, Feige expressed interest in bringing Coogler back to the director’s chair, answering “Absolutely” when directly asked if he’d want him back. On the subject of a sequel, Feige remained optimistic if also a bit noncommittal:
“We always say we work on one movie at a time. If you have any good ideas, put it in the movie you’re making. If you don’t, you might not be able to make another one. That said, Panther has been around for more than half a century in the comic books and there are many, many stories to tell.”
While that seems like a non-answer, Chadwick Boseman is confirmed to appear in at least five movies as Black Panther, so it is a safe bet that we will be getting at least one sequel. What Black Panther stories would you like to see adapted to the big screen? Sound off in the comments below!
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler, and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Angela Basset, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and John Kani.
Black Panther opens on February 16, 2018.
10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four
Avengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.
Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.
Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!