Black Panther Joins the New Avengers!

New Avengers= New Illuminati

Coming in from Newsarama is the best darn news I’ve heard in regards to our beloved and downtrodden Black Panther/Tchalla all 2012. To say this has been the worst year of T’challa‘s existence would be a gross understatement! His book was cancelled….again (Read the details here). His nation was decimated before it even fully recovered from 2010’s Doomwar during Avengers Vs X-men #8. His marriage was annulled in Avengers vs X-men #9, oh and he’s no longer King of Wakanda (See Fantastic Four #608 for details).

Guess what? That was not all!

After years of rumors Marvel announced “Guardians of the Galaxy” as their next big franchise while lambasting that Wakanda would be “too difficult to create”. In an interview with MTV, Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito was asked about a potential Black Panther movie, and this is what he had to say:

“He has a lot of the same characteristics of a Captain America: great character, good values… But it’s a little more difficult, maybe, creating [a world like Wakanda]. It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, ‘Iron Man 3’ is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”

Still not done guys……..take a seat if you missed this one but someone “approached” Romeo Miller formerly il Romeo aka Master P’s kid about playing T’challa. Talk about completely clueless casting!

Well Jonathon Hickman who wrote the Black Panther/ Fantastic Four crossover earlier this year will be headlining the Avengers line during Marvel Next and announced along with releasing the lovely image above confirming Black Panther will be rejoining at least one Avengers team,

The full roster: Captain America, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Black Bolt (“back on Earth,” Hickman says), Namor (“despite everything that’s going on”), Black Panther (who, Hickman notes, originally declined Illuminati membership). “Even though some of them don’t like each other and don’t get along, they have to save the world.” Mr. Fantastic and Beast also appear to be on the New Avengers covers released today by Marvel.

This is an interesting line up for a number of reasons. Namor destroyed wakanda‘s capital and killed hundreds if not thousands of Wakandans. Lets also not forget that Namor was in bed (take that any way you want to) with Doom when T’challa was fatally wounded ( See Black Panther #1 and Black Panther#2 for details) before Doomwar. Namor knew what was coming and failed to warn his longtime ally. To say putting these men in a room together much less a team of any kind is a powder keg of immense proportions! I trust Hickman and pray we get an in  continuity, drama filled, tension heavy, team up as Black Panther and Namor stick it to each other big time!


[Source: Newsarama]


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0 thoughts on “Black Panther Joins the New Avengers!

  • October 9, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Well written, it has been a rough year for the Panther. Let’s hope Marvel/Disney has big plans for this beloved character.

  • October 9, 2012 at 6:18 am

    that is the most powerful line up of avengers i’ve ever heard of.

    the avengers is the best team for the black panther to be on.

  • October 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Could care less about anything Marvel until they do a true BP Movie!!!

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  • November 25, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Marvel,to put it nicely, you guys suck! Not only do you destroy the strongest black character in comics,you then turn around and say something as lame as wakanda would be too difficult to make and you say this after we see scenic movies like lord of the rings and Star Wars ! Then you leak out actors like Romeo and other main stream light skinned actors to play an african? Well I can tell comic fans right now that if the black panther movie ever made it to the big screen it’s gonna be a watered down far cry from the Hudlin cartoon DVD version that we’re so proud of.And you know why? Two reasons…TOO BLACK,TOO STRONG.


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