Is There Room For ‘Black Panther’ in ‘Phase 3′ of The Marvel Cinematic Universe?

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According to Stan Lee however, executive producer on most Marvel movies and a creator of many of the characters they feature, seems to be partially in the know as well. He’s long talked about Guardians of the Galaxy and when interviewed or on panels at conventions, he often lists other popular characters he claims are in development at Marvel Studios. At Wizard World Comic Con NYC two months back, he again explained that Black Panther is a film Marvel is developing:

“The people at Marvel are spending hours trying to think ‘what’ll we do next.’ And there’s a damn good chance that they will think just what you mentioned because it would be a great idea, and little by little, everything you want to see will come along because they’re just like you. They’re fans of the stories and are trying to think ‘what will the fans like to see next? What would we like to see next?’ So they’re working on Ant-Man, working on Doctor Strange; they’re working on Guardians of the Galaxy; they’re working on god knows what. Did I say the Black Panther also? They’re the ones I know about.”

Speaking with TooFab earlier this week, Lee again named the King of Wakanda:

“Right now the people at Marvel are looking through our whole list of candidates and wondering which ones are we going to use now. They are going to do the Black Panther. They are going to use Doctor Strange. They are going to do Ant-Man. They are going to do the Guardians of the Galaxy, and they’ll probably do The Inhumans.

Is there room for Black Panther in Phase Three or is he a character further out? Will Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk get a chance a solo film or is he forever going to be a supporting character? Disney and Marvel Studios have already locked down a pair of summer release dates for 2016 with a third date for 2017.

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Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 31, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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Sources: Empire, TooFab

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  1. So there will be a Dr fate ripoff, An Atom ripoff and a black batman wow how original.

    • Hahahaha. If you don’t think that Marvel and DC rip off each other all the time you’re kidding yourself.

      • first of all tchalla is no batman rip off he might be a male version of wonder woman and there is many difference even between them but he hs almost nothing in common

        • Well, he’s got pointy ears on a black mask… ;) Seriously, he’s a somewhat fear-inducing character who often hunts his preys at night. Not saying one is a ripoff of the other but unless you’re kidding yourself, you can’t help but notice the similarities.

          • what about moon knight as batman rip off?

          • T’challa goes after people anytime of the day, he only did that in one series. If you’re going to talk about a character at least learn about him first

            • Where did I say he never hunted in daytime? If you’re gonna put words in my mouth at least learn about me first.

    • ripoff you say!

    • The Atom first appearance(1990) Ant-man(1962)

      I won’t argue further but You know Batmen and Dr Fate were golden age heroes, Dr Strange and Black Panther were silver age heroes. There is a world of difference between the character none are ripoffs.

      and you make you argument invalid by saying Ant-man was a ripoff of a character that would not be invented 30 years later.

      you’re just jealous because DC can’t make heroes other than Sups or Bats into franchise movies.

      BTW Arrow is a very mediocre television show at best

  2. I cant think of another actor to play BP …Djimon Hounsou enough said !

    • chadwick boseman or idris elba

    • Djimon Hounsou is already in the MCU now… and he’s too old.

      Look up Aldis Hodge. Even if they don’t get him, he’s in the age group they should be (and probably are) looking at.

      • “Djimon Hounsou is already in the MCU now… and he’s too old”

        I forgot he`s cast in GOTG but his character seems like a 5 minute scene to say the least

        • still too old.

          T’challa is supposed to be a YOUNG PRINCE, not a 50 year old veteran.

          Now the Old King his is 100% perfect for.

          • Well, Jaden Smith then. Nah, just kidding.

  3. Boseman is a good choice. I’d say Elba if he were younger.

    • age isnt a problem with BP, its passed down

      • “age isnt a problem with BP, its passed down”- That’s why it would’ve been so so cool had Capt. America ran into a B. Panther in Africa while on a mission. Nothing extensive but just enough to introduce the character. And then have the current B. Panther appear in the new Capt. America movie.

  4. They are going to make Black Panther, but as I said… I strongly believe they will release Dr. Stranger first to introduce the world of magic to the universe, before combining science and magic in BP. Plus, they are going to need bigger cast to defeat Thanos, assuming he’s the grand finale in Avengers 3.

  5. I feel Marvel would be best served utilizing the Nov 2015 release date vacated when Ant-Man moved to the summer by adding a S.H.E.I.L.D double feature akin to Grindhouse (a horror action science fiction film based in Africa and a Blaxploitation flick based in Harlem) to go head to head with Bond 24. Nick Fury could have supporting roles in both films. One starring the Black Window,which introduces pre-Black Panther T’Challa, Monica Rambeau, Dirk Anger and Deathlok as an unwilling super villian and the other starrring the Falcon and DeathloK (as a Hero),vs. the Maggia and Roxxon Oil.

  6. Tyrin Turner. The actor has the muscle, the young look(even though he’s 42 but RDJ is in his 50′s playing a supposed young playboy lol), and MOST definitely the acting chops to pull it off. He’s been looking to make a come back in the public eye by working with Jamie Foxx recently too. This could be it! I really hope someone from Marvel Studios can see this comment and consider Tyrin. C’mon, the dude had the most dramatic death in movie history and even missed a chance to play as Robin in Batman Forever…

    He’s a “unknown” too, so money wouldn’t be a problem.

  7. so GOTG Sequel? cool.

  8. Idris Elba is already Heimdall anyway. Too much double-casting superheroes going on these days, we don’t need the list extended.

  9. Stan Lee was involved in the creation of Ronan the Accuser, The Collector, and Groot. How the heck is he gonna cameo in this film?

    • Nova officer stan lee

      • More like Nova janitor. I doubt there are many elders in the Nova Corps.

  10. Now that I ponder it when is marvel going to make amovie about the nova corps and Nova should get his own movie.

  11. Black panther! black panther! black panther!

  12. I am new to marvel-verse and recently went through the two season of Avengers: earth’s mightiest heroes animated series, and I must say that I have a certain respect now that i did not have before regarding these new characters. Especially Ant-man and Black Panther. I found them very well written and legit and proper super-heroes, not forced at all and I would love to see them making movies. I would be fascinated to see Wasp come to the big screen as well, she can be such a bad-ass, I love her! Also Miss Marvel is a must somewhere in there!

  13. Don’t care as long as it’s Clé Bennett as Black Panther!

  14. i sooo wanna see black panther movie .Doctor strange is a must as well, people like daredevil, heroes for hire ect should stick with tv show based within the mcu. Also hulk 2 cause towards the end of hulk 1 stern’s was transformed into the leader and i think he deserves his movie.