So this week in the rumor mill: the always in development but never hitting the big screen news is that Marvel’s Black Panther is absolutely in development and it comes from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige while making the rounds for promoting Thor the Dark World.
What did he say that has people all excited (except me)?
“In terms of Black Panther, it’s absolutely in development… When you have something as rich as Wakanda and his backstory – and clearly Vibranium’s been introduced in the universe already – I don’t know when it will be exactly, but we certainly have plans to bring him to life some day.”
Take that with a pound of salt honestly since Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, said this about a potential Black Panther movie:
“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.”
The most annoying thing about being a black panther fan is the constant news and rumor surrounding a potential movie. Wesley snipes since the late 90’s was interested in playing said character. In March 22nd 2011 Michael Jai White mentioned:
“I would do something with Black Panther that would make you forget about Batman. I guarantee you, if I got a chance to do Black Panther, everything would change. The genre would change.”
In august 2011 Brazilian dead ringer to Black Panther nemesis Erik Killmonger made our hearts go aflutter with rumors that he had been cast as the Villain in the black panther movie (Read that here). In September 2012 Romeo Miller was approached to play the Black Panther (read about it here). In that same month came rumors that Aldis Hodge was a front runner in being cast as the African king (read about it here). Finally in 2013 Morris Chestnut again excited us with rumors he was to play the king (Click here for details).
Now having deflated our bubbles I must say there is a glimmer of hope stretching back to 2011 when it was announced that the Black Panther movie was back in development we reported that:
According to the hollywood reporter Since reacquiring the rights to the franchise Marvel has been hard at work with Mark Bailey who will write the script and Kevin Feige who shall produce the project.
Is Kevin confirming that he will produce the Black Panther movie for the script that Mark Baily has been working on since January 2011?? What do you guys think?
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[Source Blacktree tv]