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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This year, Marvel Studio's cinematic universe of superhero films turns 10 - a milestone for a movie franchise that's had such a fundamental impact on Hollywood, and shows no signs of stopping. But it only happened because of what turned out to be a monumental mistake a decade before Iron Man hit screens... a mistake by Sony, not Marvel.
Marvel's Black Panther is currently taking the world by storm - the comics, the film, the soundtrack, and now... New York Fashion Week.
Over the past 10 years, Marvel's Cinematic Universe has become an awfully big place - so big that all of its heroes and villains probably won't fit on the screen all at once during Avengers: Infinity War. To demonstrate its own vastness, the stars and directors of the studio's movies gathered to take an epic class photo.
Black Panther presented director Ryan Coogler and his team with the task of bringing the iconic character to the big screen, but that wasn't the hardest part. The hardest part was creating an entire country, more technologically advanced than anywhere on the planet, based around an indestructible super-metal that doesn't exist in the real world. The process started with a single question.
While we were busy buzzing about Marvel's big Black Panther debut yesterday, an interesting story came out. Before he went on to make Blade, Wesley Snipes campaigned long and hard to get the ball rolling on a live-action Black Panther adaptation in which he would have starred. Though the project never quite came to fruition, Snipes' description of that '90s Black Panther film is a fascinating taste of what might have been.
The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to Paul Rudd's 2015 solo MCU debut, gives us a great look at Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp, as well as some hints about the baddies Scott and Hope will be facing. But let's be honest, most of us are here for all the crap that gets bigger and smaller. So, here's a collection of all the size-defying shenanigans in this debut teaser.
If you've seen Captain America: Civil War and the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, you know that at some point between the two films, the Winter Soldier gets back into fighting shape just in time to join forces with the Avengers and Wakanda's Dora Milaje to take on Thanos. A new Marvel comic gives us some connective tissue between the Black Panther film and the big team-up.
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: In Marvel's comics, the Dora Milaje are an elite, all-female squad of warriors sworn to protect the Wakandan throne and its king - the Black Panther. But judging from the newest featurette for Marvel's upcoming Black Panther film, the Dora Milaje are going to be something much more on the big screen.
Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona's Runaways comic is rightfully well-loved, and it was difficult to imagine how Marvel could adapt the series as a live-action television show that truly honoured the spirit of the source material. But that's exactly what Hulu managed to do. And it's impressive as hell.
Marvel buying back the film rights to the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Deadpool was once only the stuff of nerd dreams, but now that those dreams have become reality, we should really consider just what this reunion might entail. We may very well see an Avengers vs. X-Men film one day, but that might not be a good thing.