Marvel Studios made several exciting announcements today about upcoming movies that will further develop the Marvel universe. Some of the announcements involved familiar names from the Avengers, and some were about new names to the big screen. Names that Marvel Comics fans will instantly recognize but film fans will have to get to know. Of note were upcoming movies for Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, and The Black Panther. I will try to highlight the others in future blog posts, but let’s look at the character that, I think, is most exciting; The Black Panther. The first picture is the way he looked in one of his earlier comic books. He’s changed over the years, but this is basically how he started.
The second picture is the teaser image, just released today, of the cinematic version due out in theatres November 2017.
It was also announced today that Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played Jackie Robinson in 42, and James Brown in Get On Up will play the Black Panther.
I read a few of Black Panther comics as a kid, but I honestly couldn’t recall enough specifics to formulate a decent description of the comic book version of the Black Panther. I just remember him as being really cool. However, I found this simple description on comicvine.com … “T’Challa is the Black Panther, Former king of Wakanda, one of the most technologically advanced nations on Earth. He is among the top intellects of the world, a veteran Avenger, and a member of the Illuminati. Using his powers and abilities, he has pledged his fortune, powers, and life to the service of all mankind.” … For a much more lengthy and complete description, go to the Black Panther page on comicvine.com. To see all of the exciting details announced by Marvel Studios about upcoming movies, check it out at EW.com here.