Video: Black Panther is now in theatres and set to have a record-breaking opening weekend. As Marvel fans everywhere gear up for a visit to Wakanda, Charles Pulliam-Moore is here to share his spoiler-free thoughts on what makes Black Panther such a great film, and how it's a fantastic sign of what's to come for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
After winning an Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, actress Lupita Nyong'o had her pick of the litter when it came to acting roles. She could afford to take her time, looking over different parts before agreeing to the one she thought would be best for her career. But when director Ryan Coogler came to her and asked if she wanted to star in his adaptation of Black Panther, she was so eager to join the project that she didn't even pause to read the script first.
"James Bond meets The Godfather." That's how executive producer Nate Moore describes Marvel Studios' latest film, Black Panther. It's not the answer we expected, but it accurately describes a high-tech spy adventure, set in an insular world where warring factions vie for leadership. But, last year on the Atlanta set of the highly anticipated superhero film, we learned there's much, much more going on.
Video: A lot of the TV spots and trailers we've seen for Black Panther so far have included one lavish sequence in particular: T'Challa gracefully leaping, mid-chase, off a flipping car. It looks very cool, and the first clip from the movie expands on it, showing us a few new tricks the Black Panther has up his sleeve.
The whole point of Wakanda is that it is a truly isolated nation - isolated by its people's own choosing, turning itself into a technological utopia away from the influence of people beyond its borders. That isolation became crucial to Chadwick Boseman's portrayal of Black Panther, because he wanted the hero to speak "without colonialism tainting it".
Chadwick Boseman thought he already had a sense of how significant the Black Panther is to the fans who love him. But it wasn't until Saturday afternoon, while he was on stage at the Marvel Studios panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, that he got hit with the full weight of the love and enthusiasm surrounding T'Challa. Those same fans are trying to help Boseman embody the role in the best way possible.
At the center of Captain America: Civil War is the most spectacular action scene we've ever seen in a superhero movie. Twelve superheroes in one place, fighting with each other, a battle packed with excitement, humour, and personal stakes. It's the kind of set piece even the biggest Hollywood blockbuster would kill to have, and yet it's not why Civil War is so great.