With Chadwick Boseman set to play T'Challa AKA Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, and with Andy Serkis confirmed to be joining the MCU as his arch-nemesis Ulysses Klaw in the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, it will come as no surprise that Marvel Studios are currently pressing forward with pre-production on the new heroes solo outing. Talking recently to CBR Boseman elaborated on the movies development...
Andy Serkis' appearance as Ulysses law on Avengers: Age of Ultron, along with Wakanda appearing on a screen in Iron Man 2 is helping establish the Black Panthers presece in the MCU!
"I think right now, it's just going through the possibilities of what he can do. It's a brainstorming phase, trying to figure out what it looks like -- I'm going to be as vague as I can! -- what it looks like and what it should feel like in certain moments. But just going through [the material], because there's always a difference from one story to the next of who he is -- trying to find a way to merge those things together. Because I think that's always fun when these movies work: it's when people see several things satisfied at one time. And I think that's been the fun part so far."
"...It's just difficult with this particular character, because there are a lot of things in that time when it was written that did not exist but do exist now, so trying to figure out how would that work now. How is it special now in terms of technology and whatever -- but that's all I can say!"
In related news, while talking to IGN (see video above) Fringe and Destiny star Lance Reddick stated his desire to join the MCU as T'Chaka, T'Challa's father and formerly a Black Panther himself...
"If there's an independent Black Panther movie, I'd love to play T'Chaka....if it's an origin story. I'd also love to play the Martian Manhunter. And if we're talking dream roles, John Stewart would be great too. [But] if I get Martian Manhunter, [Tyrese] can have Green Lantern [laughs]."
Black Panther February 16th, 2018
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Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther's release date is February 16th, 2018.
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