Black Panther (2018) | Marvel's Black Superhero & King of Wakanda
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Black Panther is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the eighteenth film installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by himself and Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther is set to be released in the United States on February 16, 2018.
Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther returns home as sovereign of Wakanda only to find his dual role of king and protector challenged by a long-time adversary in a conflict that has global consequences.
Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther:
Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi
Angela Bassett as Ramonda
Forest Whitaker as Zuri
Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Captain America: Civil War - Black Panther Featurette Quote:
See Chadwick Boseman Training For His Role In BLACK PANTHER
Marvel's Kevin Feige Enthuses BLACK PANTHER Movie Is 'Absolutely In-Development'
Black Panther Movie Coming Soon Says Stan Lee Quote:
In a recent interview with Larry King, Stan Lee talked about globalizing MARVEL characters so he said there was an African superhero Black Panther that will get a movie soon. Click the link to check out the interview! You can go to the 0:45 mark thats when they begin talking of him.
Chadwick Boseman - Rumored Top Choice For BLACK PANTHER Expresses Interest
Chadwick Boseman made quite a name for himself in the past year based on his highly-acclaimed performance as legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson in the 2013 movie, 42. Since the film came out interest in the actor has grown, and according to Latino Review's El Mayimbe one studio in particular, Marvel, supposedly has Chadwick among their shortlist to play T'Challa in a live-action Black Panther film. Recently, Chadwick was asked about having interest in the role by blackfilm.com while he was doing press for his upcoming film, Draft Day, which stars Kevin Costner. Quote: Could you see yourself playing Black Panther?
Chadwick Boseman: I could see myself doing anything in terms of comic book, action, or anything like that. Black Panther, in particular, I’m not going to answer that.
If not, then which character?
Chadwick Boseman: Let me put to you this way. If it’s character driven, I’ll do it. As long as it’s character driven, I would love to do it. If it’s just you in a suit and you with powers, then it doesn’t interest me, no matter how big it is. As long as it’s character driven, I’m totally into it. If they could figure out how to do Black Panther and make it fit the original or adapt to the times we’re in now and be new and innovative and be character driven and has the sense of what the comic book is supposed to be, but not bound by it, then yes, of course, I would want to do it. http://www.blackfilm.com/read/2014/0...green-lantern/
Chadwick Boseman on BLACK PANTHER Rumors
More BLACK PANTHER Concept Art From CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
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New Set Photos From South Korea Shooting
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Teaser Trailer Claws In A Massive 89 Million Views In Its First 24 Hours On Release Quote:
The first teaser trailer for Marvel and director Ryan Coogler's Black Panther debuted Friday during the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA finals on ABC before being released online, and according to THR, our first official look at T'Challa's solo adventure generated a very impressive 89 million views in the first 24 hours.
Though this doesn't top the 136 million views amassed by the first Thor: Ragnarok teaser, it does comfortably surpass the views for teasers for the likes of Captain America: Civil War (61 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (55 million), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (52 million).
Director Reginald Hudlin Talks DJANGO UNCHAINED and BLACK PANTHER Involvement
Reginald Hudlin sat down with BlackFilm to chat about the 20 year anniversary of ‘92 comedy Boomerang, producing Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and the potential of the Black Pantherfilm.
Quote:BlackFilm: San Diego Comic Con is coming up fast (July 11) and you’re always a fixture there, participating in the Black Panel and as the former writer of the Black Panther comic book. There’s been talk that Marvel is thinking of making a Black Panther film? Being an authority figure on the subject, who do you envision in the role?
Reginald Hudlin: Marvel owns the property and I knew that going in. People have been talking about doing a movie for many years, even before I got involved with the character. Clearly, I would love for it to be made. I’m very proud of my contribution to the Panther. I wrote the character for five years and I’ve sold more copies of the Black Panther than any other creator on the book. It’s up to Marvel’s decision as to who makes the film and what version they want to tell. In terms of actors, there are so many wonderful people that can be used, but it depends when they will make it. There’s no question that a movie like the Black Panther should have an all-star cast. From the main character, the royal family, the villains, it should be an epic. If it turns out that I can do something about the film, then I will, but until then, I’m working on a big kick ass film and hopefully that success will encourage people to make more movies about black heroes. http://www.blackfilm.com/read/2012/0...ngo-unchained/
Raw Leiba Confirms Meeting With Marvel To Discuss BLACK PANTHER Villain Role
In a recent interview with worldofsuperheroes.com actor/stuntman Raw Leiba (Conan, Game of Thrones) confirms that he met with Marvel about playing The Black Panther's nemesis, Erik Killmonger.
Quote: Raw Leiba: Well, it really all started with a visit to Marvel, they knew about me, but it was being there at Marvel talking to the artist and the wonderful people that work there and Marvel getting that opportunity to see me in person that put me in this position, that was a combination of some really good people at Marvel and some good folks at ESPN, Including my friend ESPN’S Kenny Mayne. So myself and my Manager Charlie Wright went up there then after that truth took over and Marvel saw for themselves.
Infact one of the first things they mentioned, that I have, was how I look exactly like the character but it takes more than just looking like Killmonger you have to BE Killmonger. Having the acting experience coupled with all the athletic and fighting skill needed for the role, having trained with the world famous Gracie family in the art Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (Leiba has Brazilian, Native American, and African American roots) for many years and the stunt and stage combat experience made the process easier , so I knew when Marvel got the opportunity to see that it was gonna be a good thing.
It’s funny I had DC Comic executive tell me a few years back at Comic Con “If Marvel ever does Black Panther you’d have to be Killmonger or it aint real”, I laughed at the time, but here we are.
He then goes discusses what it would mean to him if he landed the role.
Quote: Raw Leiba: It would mean a lot, obviously Marvel is a fantastic enterprise and to have the opportunity to have a major role in any Marvel movie is a blessing. But people say to me “Raw you can be the lead superhero in some movie at some point why don’t you wait for a title character spot?” and I respond “Hey Idris Elba isn’t “the lead “in Thor but he played a fantastic character and Samuel L Jackson is a great Nick Fury, these opportunities are few and far between, so I’m blessed to be in this position.”
He is quick to point out that Killmonger has a relationship with X-Men's Storm in the comic books, and jokingly adds that it would be nice to share a kissing scene with Halle Berry. He then switches gears, becoming more serious as he explains why the role intrigues him.
Quote:Raw Leiba: what I love about Killmonger is that he’s a master tactician, with great military skill and great at hand to hand combat, I love all of that about him, now I don’t know what writer Mark Bailey has in store for the character, but I’m sure it’s gonna be awesome.
Stan Lee Confirms DOCTOR STRANGE Movie; Says BLACK PANTHER Is Being Developed Quote:
The interwebs have been a buzz for a long time about Marvel, and what their next movie projects will be. Doctor Strange and Black Panther have long been rumored to get film treatments from Marvel with Stan Lee even saying that he can't wait to see them. Now, in a recent interview Lee says that you can for sure expect to see Doctor Strange on the big screen and that Black Panther is currently being developed. "Oh they are all being made into movies! I can tell you there will definitely be a Dr. Strange movie! They are working on Antman, which requires really small cameras! Black Panther is being developed, one of my favorites…the Inhumans…All the hero’s will eventually be made into movies," Said Lee. Like stated above this is not the first time Lee has talked about Strange and Panther movies. Although, last time he did talk about the movies he only said they were being considered. http://www.scaddistrict.com/blog/201...2/stan-lee-qa/
RUMOR: Who Is At The Top Of The BLACK PANTHER Actor Shortlist? Quote:
Latino Review's El Mayimbe is back with another (possible) scoop. Remember a while ago when Morris Chestnut made a few very interesting Black Panther references on his Twitter account but then removed them shortly after? This prompted Mr Mayimbe to do some digging and according to him, Marvel have a shortlist of actors they are looking at to play Black Panther and at the top is up-and-coming 42 star Chadwick Boseman. Now as we know, Marvel don't actually have a Black Panther movie in production so unless they have been very secretive about meeting with a director and getting something together, it's assumed that the will be casting the character for an appearance in Joss Whedon's sequel to The Avengers. But of course, all speculation -- and any casting rumor at this point should be taken with a grain of salt. http://latino-review.com/2013/05/01/...black-panther/
RUMOR: BLACK PANTHER To Start Shooting Next Year Quote:
With Marvel's first "Phase 3" movie (Ant-Man) set to start shooting next year, it shouldn't really come as too much of a surprise to learn that the studio are already planning more than just that and The Avengers 2 for 2015 and beyond. According to Latino-Review's @elmayimbe, the plan is to also shoot Black Panther in 2014 (more than likely for a 2016 release, although THAT is just speculation on our end at this point). The site also recently reported that 42 star Chadwick Boseman is front runner for the role. For now, file this under "Rumor", but it does sound as if more details will soon follow. If this is indeed the case, a cameo in Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble sequel also seems highly likely. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansit.../news/?a=79312
Djimon Hounsou Still Has BLACK PANTHER Role Desire Quote:
Two-time Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou is one of many actors who have expressed interest in playing the title role in Marvel's unlikely Black Panther adaptation. And despite playing a villain, Korath the Pursuer, in Marvel's anticipated space epic Guardians of the Galaxy, Hounsou told the press during his Baggage Claim promotional run that he'd still like to play the King of Wakanda.
“It would be an honor to be T'Challa,” says Djimon Hounsou. “It would have to be done right, given the history of that character and that comic. I have a foot in the Marvel comics world now, so we'll see where they're going to take that.” Speaking about his comic book knowledge, the Fast the the Furious 7 actor says, “I never read any comic books when I was younger, I just remember one of my friends in Africa at a very young age used to carry these animated booklets with him - those were comic books, and he was passionate about them.” http://www.torontosun.com/2013/09/24...-black-panther
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Quote:OFFICIAL: CREED Director Ryan Coogler Will Direct Marvel's BLACK PANTHER A few short moments ago, Marvel Studios officially announced that Ryan Coogler, director/writer of critically acclaimed films such as Creed & Fruitvale Station, will in fact helm the eighteenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe - Black Panther. The film will star Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa and is expected to hit theaters February 16, 2018.
Marvel president Kevin Feige released this statement about Coogler, who is easily the most accomplished director Marvel has landed to date, signing on: “We are fortunate to have such an esteemed filmmaker join the Marvel family, The talents Ryan showcased in his first two films easily made him our top choice to direct ‘Black Panther.’ Many fans have waited a long time to see Black Panther in his own film, and with Ryan we know we’ve found the perfect director to bring T’Challa’s story to life.” https://marvel.com/news/movies/25616...inkId=20280214 Quote:Ryan Coogler Co-Writing BLACK PANTHER For Marvel; Update On Cast And Shooting Schedule
Spider-Man swinging his way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe slightly delayed Black Panther's first solo adventure, but the movie is still happening with Creed director Ryan Coogler at the helm. However, other than the fact that Coogler is directing and Captain America: Civil War star Chadwick Boseman will be reprising the role of T'Challa, we know nothing about what to expect from this movie. Well, when Collider caught up with Kevin Feige recently, they asked for an update and just how close the script is to being finished. "Very soon. We have a number of writers on it including Ryan Coogler, who is also directing, he’s working on the draft right now. Between now and the end of the summer there will be more casting announcements. We start filming at the very beginning of next year." http://collider.com/black-panther-mo...filming-dates/ ComicCon 2016 Panel
Quote:Ryan Coogler Says Marvel's Current BLACK PANTHER Comics Are Influencing His Film
While story details on the Black Panther solo film have been kept under wraps, director Ryan Coogler offered some insight over the weekend as to which comic stories the film would draw influence from. In an interview with Vulture, Coogler cites the recent best-selling run (written by Ta-Nehisi Coates, penciled by Brian Stelfreeze, and colored by Laura Martin) as a massive inspiration. “Oh, I love it, man. I mean, [Coates] is my favorite writer right now in the world. Since being turned on to his work, I’m reading everything that he does. His nonfiction work, especially. But what he’s doing with 'Panther' is just incredible. You can really see his background as a poet in some of the dialogue. And what Brian Stelfreeze is doing with the visuals in that book. And some of the questions that it’s asking. It’s just inspiring for [co-screenwriter] Joe Robert Cole and myself."
Coogler also spoke a bit more on how he doesn't see Black Panther as a traditional superhero. "What’s so great about Panther is he’s a superhero who, if you grab him and ask him if he’s a superhero, he’ll tell you, 'No,'" he continued. "He sees himself as a politician, as a leader in his country. It just so happens that the country is a warrior-based nation where the leaders have to be warriors, as well, so sometimes he has to go fight. I think starting at that is really so interesting. If you look at that, anything that’s happening in the world right now, or in the world in the past, in the political realm and how people deal with each other, it can be an inspiration.” http://www.vulture.com/2016/07/ryan-...-panther.html# Quote:First BLACK PANTHER Story Details Revealed; Unexpected Team-Up And Two Villains Confirmed
Marvel Studios brought Black Panther to Comic-Con this past weekend, but with shooting not scheduled to begin until January, they obviously didn't have much to show. However, Collider has spotted a Marvel.com interview with star Lupita Nyong’o (The Jungle Book) in which the actress revealed the first plot details about the movie. She'll probably be getting in trouble for this!
"The story of this Black Panther is- what am I allowed to say? – The story is that the Black Panther’s leadership is really threatened by two foes who come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the C.I.A. and the Dora Milaje to try and defeat the enemy," Nyong'o revealed. So, it's now become clear that Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger will have some backup, and common sense says that's probably going to be Andy Serkis' Ulysses Klaw. That's far from confirmed as of right now though, so who knows! The C.I.A. team-up meanwhile is surprising, but explains Everett Ross' role. http://collider.com/black-panther-pl..._medium=social Quote:Joe Robert Cole Shares BLACK PANTHER Details
While at a FX sponsored cocktail party, /Film had the chance to speak Joe Robert Cole (The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) about his current work on the Black Panther script. A product of the Marvel Writer's Room, Cole went on to write the critically-acclaimed miniseries for FX before circling back to Marvel.
Before jumping into his own work, Cole praised Chadwick's performance as T'Challa in Captain America: Civil War. "First, I think Chadwick did a phenomenal job in Civil War in setting the tone for him being a king, for the nobility. At the end, I thought his turn was fantastic and how he rose above his own vengeance. I think that was a great introduction to him. Our standalone movie will begin shortly after Civil War ends. So we’ll be able to see him mourning and him starting to take command as king of his own nation. Lots of things are going to occur within regards to that. The country will be under threat from inside and out so we’ll learn what Wakanda is, that nation, as the most technologically advanced nation on the planet. Also, as Wakanda’s rise to prominence happens, it will affect the MCU moving forward which is really exciting."
Cole went on to add that he'll draw inspiration from surrounding African countries to craft Wakanda culture and heritage. “Africa is such a huge nation. There are so many countries, each of them with different histories, mythologies, and cultures but what we tried to do was hone in on some of the history, some of the cultural influences and then extrapolate out in our technology, extrapolate out in how we see Wakanda and the different parts of the country and the culture of the country as well. So we wanted to root it in reality first and then build out from there, so we’d feel pretty authentic and grounded.” http://www.slashfilm.com/black-panth...ce=twitterfeed Quote:Chadwick Boseman Hints That We Might See Previous BLACK PANTHERS In His Solo Film
In talking with Yahoo Movies about the debut of Black Panther in Marvel's Captain America; Civil War, Chadwick Boseman was quick to refute all notions that T'Challa has had any kind of origin story told in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. “If you saw the tease at the end [of ‘Civil War’] in Wakanda, that’s more mystery there so I think there’s a lot to reveal about the character. You’re going to learn about Wakanda, its culture, its traditions, the past. You can go through all the comic books and know that there’s more Panthers that have existed in the past - that’s origin." https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/chadwick...151903099.html Quote:Open Casting Call May Provide Some Hints About The Movie's Plot
SMTV has picked up on an open casting call for Ryan Coogler's Black Panther, which might give us an idea of one particular aspect of the plot. It seems Marvel is looking for men, women, and children to play Wakandans (no surprise there), as well as Korean and Filipino men and women for street scenes - but here's the interesting bit: they're also searching for people of all ethnicities (with real world weaponry experience) to play CIA agents.
Though the majority of the story will most likley play out in Wakanda, this does seem to confirm that T'Challa will be returning to the US at some point - unless of course the CIA make the trip to Panther's homeland in an effort to bring him in for his actions in Captain America: Civil War. Either way, it definitely looks like we're going to witness the ramifications of T'Challa aiding Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes in the character's solo big screen outing. https://smtvreports.blogspot.ie/2016...her-wants.html
Quote:BLACK PANTHER Will Delve Into An Unexpected Area Of T'Challa's Past In 1990s America
After making his debut in Captain America: Civil War last year, Chadwick Boseman's Black Panther will receive his own solo outing in a star-studded movie set to be released next year. Shooting begins in Atlanta soon, and while we obviously already know how T'Challa took on that mantle, the film will delve even further into his past. That's confirmed in a very interesting report from the East Bay Times.
Apparently, the Oakland, California-based AC Transit public transportation agency has given Marvel Studios permission to use its 1990s era logo in Black Panther. The newspaper goes on to mention that it's going to be used in a flashback to the time T'Challa spent in Saint Mary's College High School.
That's obviously going to lead to the young price boarding an AC Transit bus, and fans of the source material will no doubt already be well aware that T'Challa actually travelled to the United States under the alias Luke Charles. Black Panther delving into that part of the character's life is very interesting, and with production taking place in Atlanta, Marvel will hire a vintage bus and place the logo on it. http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/01/...-marvel-movie/ New Logo Spotted
Quote:MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON “BLACK PANTHER” Press Release
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis Star in the Newest Chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
BURBANK, CALIF. (January 26, 2017)—Marvel Studios announced today that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”), with Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “London Has Fallen”), with Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), and Andy Serkis (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).
Additional cast members include Letitia Wright (“Urban Hymn,” “Glasgow Girls”), Winston Duke (“Person of Interest, “Modern Family”), Florence Kasumba (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Emerald City”), Sterling K. Brown (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”) and John Kani (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Coriolanus”).
Ryan Coogler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) directs Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”). The film, which opens in U.S. theaters on February 16, 2018, will be shot in Atlanta and South Korea.
“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Coogler’s creative brain trust includes his frequent collaborators: director of photography Rachel Morrison, A.S.C. (“Dope,” “Fruitvale Station”), production designer Hannah Beachler (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), editors Claudia Castello (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”) and Michael P. Shawver (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”); along with costume designer Ruth E. Carter (“Selma,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler”), visuals effects supervisor Geoffrey Baumann (“Doctor Strange,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Academy Award®- winning makeup designer Joel Harlow (“Star Trek Beyond,” “Black Mass”) and seven-time Academy Award® nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Captain America: Civil War,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”).
Based on the Marvel comic character that first appeared in “Fantastic Four Vol. 1” Issue 52, published in 1966, “Black Panther” joins Marvel Studios’ slate of releases in its Phase 3 commitment to introduce film audiences to new heroes and continue the adventures of fan favorites over the course of four years and nine films.
In 2016, Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success with the release of “Captain America: Civil War,” which opened on May 6 with the fifth largest opening weekend of all time and has since garnered box office receipts of over $1.1 billion worldwide.
The juggernaut studio ended the year with its newest Super Hero “Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Rachel McAdams. The film opened #1 at the box office on November 4 and went on to gross more than $659 million worldwide to date. The two films propelled Marvel Studios’ #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 14 consecutive films.
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Quote:BLACK PANTHER Adds CREED & FANTASTIC FOUR Star Michael B. Jordan As A Possible Villain The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Michael B. Jordan will be reuniting with his Creed director Ryan Coogler for Marvel Studios' upcoming Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the tituar hero. Details on his potential role were unavailable, but THR's sources claim he could be playing a villain.
This news comes a day after it was reported that Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) was in talks to join the film as the female lead. Additionally, while it hasn't been confirmed, Andy Serkis, who played Ulysses Klaue in Avengers: Age Of Ultron, will also likely be a part of the cast.
This will mark Jordan's second foray into the comic book movie genre as he previous starred as Johnny Storm a.k.a. the Human Torch in Josh Trank's poorly received Fantastic Four. However, outside of that rare misstep, Jordan's career is on the upswing as he earned quite a bit of acclaim for his role in the critically acclaimed Creed. His next project isn't set in stone just yet, but a Creed sequel is rumored to be on the docket. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...-jordan-893845 Quote:BLACK PANTHER Casts Man-Ape
According to Variety, Person of Interest actor Winston Duke will play Man-Ape in Marvel's upcoming Black Panther movie. Michael B. Jordan was previously cast as Erik Killmonger and is said to be the primary antagonist.
Before selecting Winston, Variety adds that The Get Down star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was also in the mix for the role.
With Chadwick Boseman recently hinting that previous Black Panther's will play a key role in telling T'Challa's origin, perhaps Man-Ape will be a foil of T'Chaka or a previous owner of the Black Panther mantle? https://variety.com/2016/film/news/b...ke-1201873246/ Quote:ROGUE ONE Star Forest Whitaker And Three More Join The Cast Of BLACK PANTHER
The cast of Black Panther has made some major new additions today in the form of Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, and Florence Kasumba. Whitaker has been cast as Zuri, an elder stateman in Wakanda. He hails from the comic books and played a similar role there, though that version of the character is a friend of Thor's and was killed by Morlun.
Kaluuya (Black Mirror) is playing’Challa confidant W’Kabi. In the comics, he was the chief of Wakandan security as well as T'Challa's loyal second-in-command, but also died at the hands of Morlun. As previously reported, Duke (Person of Interest) is set to play M'Baku, leader of a rival tribe in Wakanda. He's better known to fans as Man-Ape, though it remains to be seen if he'll take on that role here. Finally, Kasumba will reprise her Captain America: Civil War role as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje. https://www.comicbookmovie.com/black...ast-of-a145796 Quote:READY PLAYER ONE's Letitia Wright Lands Mysterious Role In Marvel's BLACK PANTHER
Variety reveals that newcomer Letitia Wright has joined the cast of Black Panther. She joins a cast made up of names like Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira, but who exactly will she be playing? Well, the trade says, "Wright will play the mystery role of Serita, who’s part of the Wakanda community." Before you go checking on Google, there's no sign of a character from the comic books with that name, so could she be playing someone else?
It's certainly possible, and it's worth noting that Wright bears quite a resemblance to the younger sister of T'Challa, Shuri. As you'll likely already know, she ineherited the Black Panther mantle for a time.
The actress has appeared in British TV shows like Doctor Who and Chasing Shadows, but Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One looks set to be hero breakout role. Wright was actually chosen from dozens of other actresses, so she's clearly talented. https://variety.com/2016/film/news/b...ne-1201895737/ Quote:AMERICAN HORROR STORY And GREEN LANTERN Star Angela Bassett Joins Marvel's BLACK PANTHER
Marvel Studios may have put together their best cast yet for Ryan Coogler's (Creed) Black Panther, and that's a statement backed up by the latest addition to the highly anticipated 2018 release. That is Angela Bassett, an actress who many of you will remember for playing the villainous Amanda Waller in Green Lantern. She's also known for American Horror Story and What's Love Got to Do with It.
The latter landed Bassett an Academy Award nomination, but in Black Panther, she will play Ramonda, the mother of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa. No additional details have been revealed, but after what happened to T'Chaka in Captain America: Civil War, this will probably be a pretty significant role. https://www.comicbookmovie.com/black...-joins-a146964 Quote:THIS IS US Star Sterling K. Brown Joins The Cast Of BLACK PANTHER As A Key Figure From T'Challa's Past
We already know that the cast of Black Panther is incredible, but are you prepared for it to get even better? Well, it just did with the addition of Sterling K. Brown as N'Jobu, a character Marvel describes only as a figure from T'Challa's past. I've racked my brains and checked online and can see no mention of this guy in the comic books, so it's unclear whether it's a codename or an entirely new creation.
Regardless of his role in Black Panther, we can definitely expect to be impressed by his performance based on the actor's past work. He recently won an Emmy Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe for portraying Christopher Darden in The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, while that series also earned him Screen Actors Guild and NAACP Image award nominations. Currently, he stars in This Is Us. Supernatural and Person of Interest are among his other small screen credits. https://www.comicbookmovie.com/black...her-as-a147920 Quote:Sterling K. Brown Seemingly Confirms That CREED's Phylicia Rashad May Have A Role In Marvel's BLACK PANTHER
Marvel's Black Panther is expected to kick off production on the 15th of January in Atlanta, which means we should be getting an official announcement regarding the film's cast any day now. But until then, we'll have to make do with what we can get.
Sterling K. Brown (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story), in an interview with The Undefeated, when asked about what it meant to him to be apart of this amazing cast Marvel has assembled, the Golden Globe-nominee and Primetime Emmy-winner revealed, seemingly inadvertantly, that Phylicia Rashad will also appear in the upcoming Ryan Coolger-directed film. However, once the little nugget of information was discovered by eagle-eyed fans, the ESPN-owned website quickly deleted her name from the interview, which could mean it was an accidental inclusion or it may just be Marvel covering their tracks. Regardless, it's probably best to label this piece of casting news as a rumor for the time being.
On another note, in a separate interview with Entertainment Tonight, Brown heaped praise on the film's script, describing it as "absolutely fantastic" and one that raises more than a few "really provocative questions." He then continued "It is politically astute. It is incredibly socially relevant,... It’s not just an action film; it addresses the climate today of Africans and African-Americans — across the country and across the world — in a way that people will really be excited about." Sounds like we could be in for a real treat. He didn't divulge much else, but did reaffirm that his character, N'Jobu, will have ties to T'Challa's past.
Rashad is probably best known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the long-running comedy series The Cosby Show and for reuniting with her on-screen husband on the late '90s series Cosby. Her more recent credits include a guest stint on FOX's Empire and a key role in another critically acclaimed Coogler-directed film, Creed, where she played the mother of Michael B. Jordan's title character. http://theundefeated.com/features/st...nged-his-life/ Quote:Martin Freeman Confirmed For BLACK PANTHER As First Batch Of Set Photos Surface
Earlier this week, Marvel Studios kicked off production on the eighteenth chapter in its illustrious Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther, and now, thanks to Just Jared, we have our first look at a few key cast members, sans costume, on the set of the Ryan Coogler-directed superhero feature.
In the photos, we get a clear look at Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War), who stars as T'Challa, and Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), who will play Okoye, sharing a laugh between scenes and then another with Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o (Star Wars: Episode VIII), playing Nakia, exiting a building. The final shot is the most interesting yet as it confirms the long-rumored return of Golden Globe-nominee Martin Freeman (Captain America: Civil War) as Everett Ross.
The photos were snapped earlier today in Atlanta, GA and while they hardly reveal anything about the film's plot, they were apparently taken sometime after the foursome filmed a scene involving a meeting at the United Nations, so take from that what you will.
Quote:Andy Serkis' Klaw Officially Joins Marvel's BLACK PANTHER Movie
It seems that you can add Andy Serkis' Klaw to the villainous ranks of Marvel's Black Panther movie. He joins Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger and Winston Duke's M'Baku aka Man-Ape as known antagonists. Fans have long suspected that Serkis would reprise his Avengers: Age of Ultron role in T'Challa's standalone feature and today, Marvel provided confirmation.