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New ‘Black Panther’ Film In The Works From Marvel Studios
Tom Cheredar   |  

A new film based on the comic book super-hero Black Panther is in development by Marvel Studios.

Black Panther is the alter identity of T’Challa, king of the African nation of Wakanda, who made his debut in Fantastic Four #52 and later starred in a solo title that is credited as being the first to feature a black super-hero as the lead.

Marvel has tapped documentary film maker Mark Bailey to pen the new movie, which may give some sort of indication about the overall tone we’re likely to see on the big screen.

One notable element present in Black Panther comics has been the ability for the fictitious African nation to juggle its political relationships with other countries who would like trade deals of Wakanda’s most valuable resource — a nearly indestructible metal called Vibranium. It would be interesting to see a District 9-style telling of Black Panther as opposed to the standard super-hero movie that has become all too common in the last decade.

Then again, Black Panther is a former member of The Avengers AND there are two new Marvel movies heading to theaters that could potentially have some cameo or Easter egg related to T’Challa.

Neither a lead actor nor a director has been mentioned as of yet.

Who do you think would make a good Black Panther?

[Source: THR]


  1. Michael Jai White, hes in ridiculous shape and is a great martial artist. He was made for this role.

    Comment by HUck — January 21, 2011 @ 2:03 am

  2. Anything produced by Michael Jai White sounds good to me :)

    Comment by The Apprentice Forum — January 21, 2011 @ 7:44 am

  3. I always liked the idea of Wesley Snipes as Black Panther but 1) he’s already a pretty awesome Blade and 2) HUck makes a really good argument for Michael Jai White. I’ll add that even though he was already “Spawn,” a successful run as Black Panther could easily erase that debacle from my memory!

    Speaking of which, I think Spawn is ripe for a reboot! If Spiderman can do it only a couple of years after a financially successful trilogy, then there’s no reason Spawn couldn’t be retooled for the big screen!

    Comment by Paul — January 21, 2011 @ 9:44 am

  4. What about the Old Spice Guy? He has said numerous times he would like to play BP.

    Comment by Mike — January 21, 2011 @ 9:46 am

  5. Eric Holder

    Comment by Chris — January 21, 2011 @ 10:16 am

  6. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, aka Mr. Eko from Lost.

    Comment by Ben — January 21, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

  7. Daniel Curtis Lee would be a very good Black Panther

    Comment by Domino — February 8, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

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