Marvel’s Black Panther Movie Confirmed? [Updated]

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Marvel Black Panther Movie Marvels Black Panther Movie Confirmed? [Updated]

[Update: There are conflicting reports as to the status of Black Panther.  Scroll down for details.]

Comic book movie rumors are coming hard and fast in the summer 2012 season, and all of them are exciting. There has already been much speculation about plot points of both Iron Man 3 and Thor 2 - what villains will be featured, how they will build towards Avengers 2, etc. – and now we have yet another Marvel movie rumor that is sure to titillate fans:

Word is, one of the yet-unannounced films that Marvel Studios has planned (likely for 2014) is the long-rumored Black Panther movie. Scroll down for details.

Our friends over at Latino Review are continuing to drop exclusives like they’re going out of style, and the latest comes from a handful of their “trusted sources” who all claim that Black Panther is on the way. Also rumored for a 2014 debut have been the long-in-development Ant-Man movie from Edgar Wright, and a Doctor Strange movie. Until we hear official confirmation from Marvel (say… around Comic-Con 2012?), any one of those films (or another unexpected pick) could be fair game for announcement.

For those who don’t know, Black Panther (the alter-ego of T’Challa, prince of the fictional African nation of Wakanda), is a superhero with enhanced strength and agility, who uses his intellect, mysticism, and a variety of technological weapons developed from his country’s primary resource – the metal alloy known as “vibranium” – to fight evil. Basically, he’s like an African version of Batman. The character debuted in 1966 as the first mainstream black superhero, and has been a member of The Avengers since 1968. Many Marvel movie fans have been campaigning for Black Panther to join the Marvel Movie Universe (MMU); we even had him as one of our top picks for characters we want to see in Avengers 2.

This rumor comes as little surprise: A Black Panther project is something that Marvel (and other studios) have been trying to get off the ground for many years. Wesley Snipes was once attached to a Black Panther film Columbia Pictures was developing in the ’90s; more recently, writer Mark Bailey was hired to pen a Black Panther screenplay for Marvel Studios, while  Marvel Animation launched a cartoon version of the character – though that came and went so fast, few people likely know it exists. (You can check out the first episode HERE). In the first season of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon – which is a direct echo of the MMU – Black Panther was also a late addition to the team, so clearly, launching the character into the mainstream has been on Marvel’s agenda for some time.

UPDATE: Coming Soon states that their sources inside of Marvel Studios are denying this rumor. Then again, the studio always denies rumors. Marvel denied it when Latino Review revealed the Avengers Thanos news – and we all know how that turned out.

Captain AMerica Black Panther Marvels Black Panther Movie Confirmed? [Updated]

Black Panther vs. Captain America

Black Panther is a character that is beloved with good reason. Simply put: he’s pretty awesome (as African Batman would understandably be). The MMU could also stand to diversify a bit (as it stands, Black Widow is the Avengers entire diversity program, not counting Nick Fury), and the character has many ties to the established Avengers movie universe, as Wakanda gets a quick acknowledgment in Iron Man 2, and Captain America’s shield is constructed from Vibranium – which also happens to be an alien metal. See the picture coming together?

The only question left, is: Who could play the Black Panther at this point? (For the record, guys like Snipes, Djimon Hounsou, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje are too old, and Idris Elba is already part of the Thor franchise. So set your nominations accordingly.)

We’ll keep you updated as to whether or not anything truly pans out in regards to this Black Panther movie.

Source: Latino Review

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  1. They should get Michel jai white. Michael Jai White for black panther

  2. They should get Michel jai white. Michael Jai White for black panther.

  3. They should get Michel jai white.

    • @vic -It depends on what Marvel is going for, if they’re portaraying a younger ‘T’Challa than no. As far as physicality goes ‘MJW’ fits that aspect of the role to a ‘T’, rather he has the screen presence and acting ability it would take for the role remains to be seen. The biggest question remains what really are Marvel’s plans for this character, do they really have plans of bringing ‘Black Panther’ to the big screen, i sure hope so. Like i’ve always said, if Marvel messes up and does not bring ‘Black Panther’ to the big screen, that will be a tragic mistake. A mistake i think they would pay for.

      • Sup Super70!

        @Vic- I really think you are MJW or his cousin or his publicist or something. MJW is too old for the part (remember T’challa is a young prince) and even equally important, he does not look African! BP is an native African not an African American who is jacked and knows martial arts. Also MJW can’t carry his own movie. Spawn did well in the box office but it was not a hit like Ironman or Thor for that matter. The Spawn movie never broke a $100 million which it would need to do to be considered a great draw.

  4. I couldn’t agree more with you Vic. As I’ve stated in the past, MJW will NOT make a good BP. Most people in this thread are going with him based on the simple fact that he can break bricks with his mind. This isn’t ultimate fighting people. This is acting. This is a movie. If you guys had any respect for this possible movie and for this iconic character, you would select a great actor who would fit the role, not just because he can ninja chop wind. MJW is in his late 40s. He is NOT a good actor and his martial arts training has NOTHING to do with playing BP. The guy who played the lead role in Ninja Assassin is a Korean R&B singer with little to no martial art skills. Matt Damon of Bourne fame learned those moves from an instructor and fancy camera tricks. All you have to be is a pretty damn good actor, decent looking and a drive to want to do this. The rest is left to movie magic. There are a son of young actors of African (some native) decent between the ages of 20 and 32 who will make an awesome BP. NOT MJW. How could you guys think a movie of this magnitude would ever be pt on the back of MJW? He is a B-movie star. Come on guys.

  5. @ ALL the MICHAEL JAI WHITE FANS!

    MJW is NOT the ideal BP or the ‘only man who could play BP’. When you say he is not to old, wake up for pete’s sake!!!! The man is 45 years old. That is to old to play a Wakandan Prince. Princes are usually late teens or twenty-somethings.

    Then you say that RDJ is 47 and Mark Ruffallo is also in his forties, again wake up, Iron man is mostly CGI and the Hulk is all CGI so those are BAD comparisons. Let it go!

    The role of BP needs to be a younger up and coming actor like Aldis Hodge or David Oyellowo so that Marvel can build a franchise around the BP property. THINK BIG PICTURE folks! BP if done correctly WILL be the biggest sleeper hit that Marvel would have stumbled upon.

    Watch, they are gonna do ANTMAN and watch how poorly that movie is gonna do. If the Hulk couldn’t make a big box office splash and he is well known, then I gotta believe that ANTMAN will be a disaster. Only the fanboys will care about that one……ants are a pest, they are not beloved like an exotic jungle cat.

    MAKE THE MOVIE MARVEL!!!

    • Vega what’s up buddy, good to hear from you. Me and you agree on many things when it comes to BLACK PANTHER, and this is no exception. Your right, you can’t compare RDJ & Ruffalo being in their 40′s because their characters are indeed CGI, where the role of ‘T’Challa will require much more physicality and athleticism. Like i said earlier there’s no doubt that MJW is in great physical shape, but BLACK PANTHER will still be a young character, when Marvel finally decides to use BLACK PANTHER, i think he will be pretty young as he should be.

      • Sup Supes! Glad to see you posting in here. It’s usually the only reason I post again. I feel like we are saying the same things over and over again lol. I guess people aren’t really reading the previous comments or are just plain trolling.

        Anyway, I know you love BP as much if not more than I do so it is always a pleasure to comment when you are commenting.

        BTW, whatever happened to the new Avengers Assemble cartoon that was supposed to be replacing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? I am curious to find out what that is going to look like without BP, Miss Marvel and Yellow Jacket.

        • Vega you know great minds think a like bro, man we’ve been on this site talking about this since last year, time flies by baby, haha. I get that people see MJW fighting skills and are wowed by it. I like MJW myself, i just don’t think the brother fits all the requirements for the role of ‘T’Challa, i actually think he would fit better as LUKE CAGE if Marvel went a little more seasoned version. As for the AVENGERS ASSEMBLE it will be airing this fall i believe, i hear the station loves it so much that a second season has already been added with potenially more seasons to follow. The HULK: AGENTS OF SMASH has’nt been met with as much excitement as i hear, their only getting one season, so unless it’s a smashing success they only be one season AGENTS OF SMASH. Even so, that’s still better than no show.

  6. @Super

    Not just that, but Banner and Stark are accomplished men in their own field and that takes years to get where they are at. There ages are appopriate and their powers do not require a youthful set of skills to perform them. turning into an unstoppable raging monster and wearing a suit with powers does not require a young man with athletic ability. Being a prince with a chip on his shoulder does.

    • Kees i agree with you my friend, exactly what i was pointing out. Banner and Stark roles don’t require a lot of physical feats. People have to remember you need more than just that, i don’t think some people understand what screen presence and acting ability really is. Wesley Snipes was able to pull of BLADE because he could act and had a screen presence, not just fighting and physical skills. As badly as we all want to see BLACK PANTHER, you just want to make sure whoever they get can hold his on the big screen with those legends and talented cast members. You see Marvel signing legendary and great actors like Bridges, Jackson, RDJ, Hurt, Hopkins, Cheedle, Paltrow, Portman, Tommy Lee, Kingsley, Guy Pierce and now Redford, you can’t just have a B level actor joining that. I want an actor who can bring a Denzel like presence to the screen to be honest.

  7. Yo Check out this interview with David Oyelowo regarding Black Panther!

    http://www.ifc.com/fix/2013/02/david-oyelowo-black-panther?t__ts=1365087526569

    I am glad to see people besides us talking about Black Panther.

  8. In defense of the Ant Man film… the movie will geared towards a younger “Toy Story” and “Honey I Shrunk the Kid” audience and have a rating of PG. If this is the case then Ant Man will be a modest hit and make sense for a live action film. (JUST AS LONG AS HE IS NOT CONNECTED TO THE REST OF THE CINEMATIC UNIVERSE). Ant Man reminds me of the X-Men comic book costums; Does not replicate well on film which is why the X-Men’s costumes in the movie were black leather. He is somewhat of a juvenile character and will only work well geared towards a younger audience. Throw Wasp and one or two of is goofy villains in the mix and you got yourself a fun summer kids film. That is what Disney is known for and he will do that for them. Imagine Ant Man rides and attractions at Disney World. Ant Man 3D adventure the way they did with Honey I Shrunk the Kids… Sometimes you have to step outside the box and look at entities from different perspectives to see what others see. I am actually glad that BP hasn’t been made yet. If it did, it would prob have been a direct to DVD movie. Truth is, BP needed the more popular super heroes to open the gates for him. It is all about timing. Think about Blade. None of these other colorful super hero characters would be taken seriously if it wasn’t for a dark brooding character like Blade to open the doors for an adult market. I honestly don’t think Spider Man could have done it first. Someone who can relate to adults needed to come out the gate first. Everyone loves Vampires and black leather so the chemistry was perfect. Adults started taking comic books seriously. Soon enough, A list actors started too as well. For example, Iron Man HAD to come out before Capt America. Iron Man is a cooler concept than cheesey Cap. So once Iron open the doors for other Avangers, people started taking a liking to the thought of Avengers and the other colorful members and it made a Cap movie easier to digest. It also helped that Cap was well made. Now that the major heavy hitters in the Avengers have/had their own films, they opened the gates for the lesser mainstream characters. It is all about timing. We all want peace and equality, but you can’t force the concept down people’s throats. Small portions people.

    • @ Kees: I have to respectfully disagree with most of what you have said here. I DO agree with timing is important. And the timing is now. We already have 3 Ironman movies and he obviously appeared in Avengers and was a main character. Cap and Thor are on their sequels already.

      First your defense of Antman, I think it would be a better animated movie like Shrek or Toy Story. That is my opinion just like it is your opinion that it will be a “modest hit”. Most of what you are saying about Antman is speculation which is fine because selling it to kids or not I speculate that it won’t do well. Ironman appealed to kids and adults and that’s one main reason it did well. I don’t think that many adults would care about Antman. Also, as I am sure you know, Antman was a founding member of the Avengers which would cause some confusion if you DIDN’t connect him with the other Avenger films plus he was in the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with Wasp.

      Second, regarding BP, I never said BP should have been made first, I get that the other properties had to come first. That is not my argument. Now however is the time to atleast start getting a script together, director, and a cast since MARVEL obviously has the money to fund BP now. You don’t want to wait to late either bro. At some point the movie going populace is going to tire of ‘superhero’ movies because they will pretty much have the same story line with a different threat of the year which will play out the same at the end of the movie, that is with the villain losing.

      Third, Ironman Captain American, first of all the studios didn’t know which one was going to do the best, it was a gamble, it worked out the people bought RDJ as Ironman BUT it didn’t work out that people bought Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/Hulk. Everyone knows Hulk as he had a tv show in the 70′s and a 2003 movie, yet he did worst than Ironman who didn’t have his own tv show or a previous movie. It was a gamble and it worked for IRONMAN but not the HULK go figure. Also I know alot of adults that wanted to go and did see Captain America because it was a war movie with a little bit of history mixed in. Also Captain American is popular with service men of all ages so cheesey costume or not more people saw that movie than the Hulk which had Norton in the lead.

      Finally, as I said earlier, I agree with timing being important and sometimes it is a small window. By now most people are ready to see a different kind of hero on the big screen because there more superhero movies being pumped out by the the three major studios that own the Marvel rights. You also have DC properties to contend with. You have to look at the movie universe as a whole too. THe first one (studio) that tells the story of a minority lead superhero well will be accepted as the greatest film starring a (taboo) black cast. Blade made history and so will the first lead black superhero especially he is/was an Avenger. In my view, no one is ‘forcing a concept down peoples throats.’ By your logic I suppose George Lucas was ‘forcing’ the Red Tails project down peoples throats. I would say it was a long time coming for a film of that importance to be made. You strike when the iron is hot and now is that time to atleast start planning it.

    • Have you ever been in a comic store? I don’t remember the last time i saw a kid in one. If they don’t tie ant-man into the avengers movies that would be a big mistake. A great villain for a 3rd avengers movie would be Ultron. Why wouldn’t they want to use one of the avengers greatest threats? Not to mention the marvel comics have not been subtle in the way they promote characters before they appear in the MMU. Ultron does have a huge event this summer so it would stand to reason that they want to integrate him into the movies in the future. With that said, phase three has been said to feature magic as a central focus so Surtur is also a big possibility. Especially with the popularity of Thor. I just don’t think your argument against making Ant-man an Avenger in the MMU makes much sense.

  9. @ Vegabomber: I think you have some things confused because many what you just said is pretty much what I was saying or eluding too. Of the time is now dude! Everything I just said here isn’t directed at you at all. This is for everyone here who has made comments about Ant Man in general. Now to BP, yes his time is now. His time was not back in the late 90s or even in the early mid 2000s. It would have been a rush job and would not have been made well. So yes the time is now. Not sure why there was confusion there. I made references to things that came out in the early 90s and 2000s that paved the way for that movie to be made NOW.

    I also respectfully disagree with your theories about Ant Man. A goofy character like Ant man in the hands of Disney will absolutely do well. We aren’t movie experts, but the character is being made into live action whether we like it or not so there are experts that feel the same way as I. Would I have made it into a movie if it was up to me? No. But since it is being made and there is nothing we can do about it, if made the right way (geared towards kids) then I don’t see an issue with it. Not ever Marvel Universe or Avengers character HAS to be connected together and it would serve well that Ant Man NOT be connected to the other characters. You said that many adults would not care about Ant Man…again you are agreeing with me. I already stated it most likely will and should be geared towards kids. Marvel Universes including comic books and movies are subject to change or subject to take place in different diminsions or realities so Ant Man or Wasp do not have to exist in the main universe with the other characters.

    I never said you said BP should have been made first, in fact I wasn’t even responding to you. I was making general comments about it just simply being better that BP hasn’t been made yet so it can be made well and have the proper financial backing that it deserves. This isn’t an attack on you or anyone. Not sure why you took this so personally. We are on the same side here. Everything you said about Marvel having the funding and everythign is why I said his time is now and not before.

    I see your point of audience tiring of super hero movies, Even though I don’t see that happenign anytime soon, it is a trend that movie studios and everyone should keep an eye on for sure. Tastes change in the blink of an eye all the time. I don’t see action and science fiction ever getting tired…EVER.

    I wasn’t about Iron Man. It was about the concept bro. The concept of a man in armor in a well made movie and a high caliber actor like Robert Downey Junior playing the role. Forget about what we know as comic fans. Put yourself in the mind of a person who does not know anyting about comic books. A man dressed up in a really awesome suit of armor and a movie filled with A-List actors…tons of action and explosions. NUFF SAID. Everyone who was around me who knows nothing about comics, that is what they said. Our opinions here are extremely bias because we are looking through the lens of a comic can all the time and not how the masses view or see.

    Capt America has 3 movies made in the early 90s buddy. Not sure you are aware of that. I saw them all and they were horrible. Capt America did well because it was a really well made movie and Iron Man helped open the doors for him. Many were scared about Cap’s cross over appeal due to his Patriotism at as time when the US was at war with everyone it seemed like and because he tends to come off as cheesey like Super Man does, but it worked well and the movie was really good. The first two Hulks I actually liked (my personal opinion), but they werent as big a hits as they should have been because most people didn’t like them. Sh*t happens sometimes. Not sure what that has to do with what we are talking about though.

    Your logic is basically agreeing with most that I have said but from somewhat a different perspective. Timing and patience is everything. IF people are not ready for something, you cant force it. You have to create the urge for it. A few comic heads like us will not make a movie a success, the masses will. (Ticket sales duh). You have to think outside the box dude and when I mean outside, I mean outside us comic book heads. WE may have been ready for BP, but not the main stream audience. In order to create that, there has to be small steps taken. So yes, as we both agree, the time is NOW.

  10. @Vega & Kees – Fella what’s happening, both of you guys make great points and for the most part you two see alike, same as me. I’m not over excited about ANT-MAN either and i think BLACK PANTHER is a far cooler and super character to me. I’m not sure it would be too wise to connect ANT-MAN to the AVENGERS either, eventhough he’s an original member in the comics. This is one of those situations where a comic book charcter might not translate well to the big screen, we’ll see. I myself think if there’s no ULTRON storyline planned in a AVENGERS sequel or WASP and VISION included than there would be no need to put ANT-MAN in an AVENGERS film, that’s just my thinking. But ANT-MAN will be, i’m cool with that though as long as we see BLACK PANTHER. Yes the time is now for BLACK PANTHER to hit the big screen, the world indeed would not have been ready for him 20 years ago, but now yes.

  11. @ Kees: Wow! I think I do need to clear the air here cause clearly there is some confusion here.

    1st, You didn’t say that BP needed to be made now in your first post regarding this; in fact you said you are glad it hasn’t been made yet (which was a point no one was making). That doesn’t necessarily mean that you want the movie now does it?

    2nd, we can disagree about ANTMAN that’s fine, this site is for discussion no?

    3rd, I know you weren’t responding to me directly, however the only person thrashing ANTMAN on this page (11) was me, so you can see where I can interpret that you are talking to me as well as everyone else on this board. I never felt you were attacking me, I just posted to disagree with you about ANTMAN since you felt by your own admission that you needed to ‘defend’ the ANTMAN movie. All I was saying is I would rather see BP than ANTMAN any day if you are going to make another live action superhero movie.

    4th, If I disagree with someone that doesn’t mean that I am taking the subject matter personally. In fact I could suggest that maybe you are taking all this personally since I respectfully disagreed with you. That should have told you right there that it wasn’t personal since I was being respectful about it. It’s usually not a good idea to tell someone how you think they are feeling. I debate people all the time when I disagree and it has nothing to do with my feelings. I just like a good discussion.

    Lastly, you have made a grave assumption. I am not a comic book geek, I am a movie geek. I have way more movies in my collection than I do comic books. Black Panther is just one of my favorite Marvel creations. I am a writer and somehow you missed that I was speaking about the casual fan when I said that they would tire of the superhero themed movies eventually because they are NOT fanboys who will pretty much go see any superhero movie ie Electra, DD, Ghostrider 1 & 2, Catwoman, FF 1 & 2 etc.

    I hope this clears it up a bit.

  12. @ Kees: Wow! I think I do need to clear the air here cause clearly there is some confusion here.

    1. Exactly, me saying BP wasn’t made yet, yet meaning prior because noone was ready for him yet and all my references to the 90s and 2000s should have created grounds for that. Also me saying that Iron Man and Captain opening up the doors for him should also elude to his time being now or obviously in the future.

    2. You aren’t the only person who has made Ant Man comments. There have been many before in the past, in fact the reason why I even stepped up and said something about Ant Man in the first place was because of the article that you or someone else sent. Ant Man was mentioned and then I remembered all of the anti Ant Man comments so I decided to say something. Now I am not even arguing about whether the movie should be made or not because the fact is…it WILL be made. I am just giving ideas on how it could be made successfully and to what demographics it would be successful to. As I stated before, If it was up to me, I would not make the movie, but since it is, I just wanted to talk about the flip side. Dr. Strange is in the talks, I don’t think mainstream is ready for him yet, but with the right timing, open doors, exposure, generate some viral heat on the character… Not even sure who they would gear him towards. He really doesn’t have a demographics.

    3. My main reason I said you were taking things personally is because you said “I”. If you read my first thread, I never said YOU or anyone. I love debating out things like this and not telling you to stop, I just wanted to clear the air that it is all love here, we are all on the same page and…yea that’s basically it. Glad you didn’t feel I was attacking you. I wasn’t attacking MJW lovers either, although I can’t believe people think he would do justice lol. No I am not taking this personally. I don’t get paid to chat here. I just didn’t want you to get the wrong idea here that’s all. Glad we cleared this up.

    Okay well my apologies for assuming you were a fan boy. I work in marketing so I tend to see the bigger picture and see things not just from the fan boy (whether it be movie, or comic book) as well as the casual interests. So I side with both, indie films as well as huge budget, over the top shoot’m ups (made decent)…etc..etc…

    I see the potential in everything and those things that are out of our hands, I see the potential to make the best of it.

    I’m curious to hear your opinion on Gardians of the Galaxy. I really won’t have a response because I am still undecided about how I feel, but still curious to your thoughts.

    • @ Kees: This will be my last go round on this topic and then I will address the Guardians movie that you have inquired about.

      1)I guess the comment about it not being made yet was irrelevant to me because I am/was speaking in the here and now. I can’t change the past so I dismiss it. I damn sure can say something about the present and perhaps influence it a little.

      2) Again, I care not about what some people said several comments back I am most concerned with whats happening now. And as it is evidenced, I am the last person to trash ANTMAN (the movie and character) so clearly your comment addressed to everyone which includes me by the way was the inspiration for your defense of ANTMAN rant. Also it is irrelevant to speak as though we can’t have opinions about the projected ANTMAN movie just because it will be a reality soon. I still think its a waste no matter which way you present it for the reasons I said early. If the Hulk didn’t work I can’t see why Antman would. How many kids even know that ANTMAN exists is my point. That is a tougher sell than a character that has already been established no?

      3) Everyone uses “I” when speaking, “I” like this, “I” don’t like this. Everyone speaks from their own perspective so to be frank the comment makes no sense, especially since you also have used “i” alot in your comments.

      MOVING ON:

      I don’t care for Guardians of the Galaxy. I understand that Marvel wants to diversify its offerings however having a ‘space avengers’ team isn’t really all that interesting to me. Besides, Disney bought Lucasfilms LTD so they will have enough space stories to tell as it relates to the Stars Wars episodes and the proposed SW stand alone films. Now I could be wrong about GotG but somehow I think talking trees and racoons on a team of unfamiliar do-gooders might be crowding the superhero theme a bit much by the time it hits theatre. I think.

  13. Also I said in defense of Ant Man, not myself. Ant Man is corny to me lol, but I can see the kid appeal in it.

    • Kees: Maybe this will help, the following is a cut and paste of what I said,

      ” I never felt you were attacking me, I just posted to disagree with you about ANTMAN since you felt by your own admission that you needed to ‘defend’ the ANTMAN movie.”

      Therefore I never said you were defending yourself but the movie. I don’t know why you bring this up.

  14. @Vegabomber

    I some how compied and pasted your @Kees comment lol.

  15. @Vegabomber

    Not sure why you are digging for evidence about a situation that doesn’t need to be held up in court, but my comment about defence was just to reinforce that I am not bothered or took any of your comments as a jab at me (taking things personally) as I know that you haven’t taken any of my comments either personally and that I was just “defending” the movie, not myself. Meaning I could really care less because the movie doesn’t care about me, but just highlighting why or rather ways the movie could be successful is all. Are we clear and cool now?

    We more or less are on the same page and are riding for the same cause. More similar than anyone else in this thread.

  16. @Vegabomb

    I wrote this beforehaand, but put @myself by accident. If anything read the last comment because I want to hear your thoughts on Gardians of the Galaxy.

    1. Exactly, me saying BP wasn’t made yet, yet meaning prior because noone was ready for him yet and all my references to the 90s and 2000s should have created grounds for that. Also me saying that Iron Man and Captain opening up the doors for him should also elude to his time being now or obviously in the future.

    2. You aren’t the only person who has made Ant Man comments. There have been many before in the past, in fact the reason why I even stepped up and said something about Ant Man in the first place was because of the article that you or someone else sent. Ant Man was mentioned and then I remembered all of the anti Ant Man comments so I decided to say something. Now I am not even arguing about whether the movie should be made or not because the fact is…it WILL be made. I am just giving ideas on how it could be made successfully and to what demographics it would be successful to. As I stated before, If it was up to me, I would not make the movie, but since it is, I just wanted to talk about the flip side. Dr. Strange is in the talks, I don’t think mainstream is ready for him yet, but with the right timing, open doors, exposure, generate some viral heat on the character… Not even sure who they would gear him towards. He really doesn’t have a demographics.

    3. My main reason I said you were taking things personally is because you said “I”. If you read my first thread, I never said YOU or anyone. I love debating out things like this and not telling you to stop, I just wanted to clear the air that it is all love here, we are all on the same page and…yea that’s basically it. Glad you didn’t feel I was attacking you. I wasn’t attacking MJW lovers either, although I can’t believe people think he would do justice lol. No I am not taking this personally. I don’t get paid to chat here. I just didn’t want you to get the wrong idea here that’s all. Glad we cleared this up.

    Okay well my apologies for assuming you were a fan boy. I work in marketing so I tend to see the bigger picture and see things not just from the fan boy (whether it be movie, or comic book) as well as the casual interests. So I side with both, indie films as well as huge budget, over the top shoot’m ups (made decent)…etc..etc…

    I see the potential in everything and those things that are out of our hands, I see the potential to make the best of it.

    I’m curious to hear your opinion on Gardians of the Galaxy. I really won’t have a response because I am still undecided about how I feel, but still curious to your thoughts.

    • @kees:

      MOVING ON:

      I don’t care for Guardians of the Galaxy. I understand that Marvel wants to diversify its offerings however having a ‘space avengers’ team isn’t really all that interesting to me. Besides, Disney bought Lucasfilms LTD so they will have enough space stories to tell as it relates to the Stars Wars episodes and the proposed SW stand alone films. Now I could be wrong about GotG but somehow I think talking trees and racoons on a team of unfamiliar do-gooders might be crowding the superhero theme a bit much by the time it hits theatre. I think.

  17. @vegabomb

    1. How are my comments irrelevant if they are about the topic at hand? If that is the case, we can sit here and point out a ton of things you have mentioned that are irrelevant. Just because you disagree doesn’t equate to being irrelevant.

    2) Clearly I care about the now or else I wouldn’t be sitting here debating with you about this. As I stated several times, This is NOT about you or towards you, my comments were based at the general public here in this thread. Plenty of people have made statements about this movie being long overdue and I addressed that. This isn’t just about you dude. You aren’t the only one who posts here. That is why I never wrote YOU or addressed YOU. My statement was geared towards the greater group. YOU made this about YOU. NOTHING is happening now. There is no BP movie being made now, but what there is being made now is Ant Man and all I did was say well it is being made so here is where I think this movie could win. Also it does not matter is kids are familiar with this movie or not. How many new concept movies have come out for kids and they gravitated to the theater to see it? The Expendables and all the other countless CGI movies or even PG live action movies that had no previous fan base. I work in marketing buddy, we can sell sand to a beach. So I am sure Disney can push the concept of a man who can shrink to an ant and fight crime to kids. This back and forth is what is irrelevant. You’re the only one who is dismissing opinions by saying what I’ve said is irrelevant. I am not dismissing anyone’s opinion. In fact I value yours and everyone else’s here. Remember I didn’t go on the attack, I went on the defense of the movie. Big difference. You also tried to dismiss whether I was talking about the now or the before. Again you are telling me I can’t express my opinions about time lines too. You shared your dislike for an Ant Man film and I shared my reasons why looking ahead, the positives of the project. You can continue to dislike it. That is perfectly fine. This wasn’t about changing your opinion, this is about me giving reasons why the project will be a good look, but it seems like if no one agrees with you, what they have to say is irrelevant. You were 12yrs old once and you watch cartoons still as do I (I ASSUME). A like action movie about a guy who can shrink and fight crime. and he is already in a cartoon series…

    3) Your use of I appeared to me that you felt I was attacking you. We addressed that wasn’t the case already. That is why it made sense at the time. Are we clear on that? Are you done with your search for irrelevance and lack of sense?

    4) GotG…I can’t call it. I feel like they should hold off on this one and concentrate on the SW franchise and getting all of their Marvel character licenses under one tree (X-Men, Spider Man…)

    • @Kees: You are definitely on the defensive now so let me make yet another go at it. Breathe dude, its not this serious.

      1)When I say irrelevant, I mean that the comment wasn’t necessary as in it doesn’t necessarily fit the topic at hand. When you made the comment that you were glad it wasn’t made yet no one was concerned about the fact it hadn’t been made but THAT it needs to be made now. The topic was who should play BP IF the movie were to get a date which it hasn’t. So guys like Super 70 and myself have been lamenting WHY it isn’t in some sort of production NOW! So in this context no one is worried about it not being made in the 90′s or early 2000′s we are talkin about NOW. Clear?!

      2)Nobody is debating your passion for BP ( again another argument you don’t have to make) the problem is you took exception to me disagreeing with you and now you are making it about me even though I have stated that this is an open forum made for discussion. I don’t think this is about me. Apparently I shouldn’t respond to your posts because it appears you are taking alot of offense to the things I am saying. I have already said that we can disagree on ANTMAN but now you are making accusations that I don’t want to people to disagree with me which is false. Go read my posts…..its called debate. If you read the context in which I am speaking you may have a different thought. It would be incorrect to say that people don’t interpret things through their own lenses which is what I am doing and quite frankly friend so are you. I did not mean to offend you which I clearly have. Now, are we good?!

      3)Are you sure you aren’t taking this personally? This is starting to get circular and tiresome.

      4) Screw the GotG! Give me the Black Panther or give me nothing! LMAO!

  18. *Incredibles not Expendables

  19. @Vegabomb

    Thank you for clearing that up. I did take offense to it…not taking it that serious at all even though I felt you were putting the same passion in this debate as I was, but if you say you didn’t mean to offend then its cool. I guess it was the tone of your writing that seemed offensive. People misconstrued texts/posts often. Not a big deal. None of this is a big deal to me to go back and forth. I have not taken any of your post personally because you didn’t attack me personally. We do not know anything about each other to get personal, but I was offended by your last post. But you made yourself clear so its all good. Neither of us cursed and called each other names so our back and forth wasn’t that serious lol. I and I’m sure you have, seen worse. I never took exception to you disagreeing with me because there wasn’t any real room for it. We both agree Ant Man should pass. You feel its a bad idea that its being made, I highlighted ways this movie can be pulled off…thats it. At the end of the day we both agree if left to us, we would pass on this project. Another thing we agree on is BP should be made now. My past comments clearly were not directed towards you. They were responding to those who felt it should have been made sooner. I agree that it is a long time coming, but had it been made sooner it would not have been given the same justice it will be given now. That includes budget, special affects, A-list actors… Thats it. Those are my cases. Super even said the same thing earlier. Like I said I read your context and it appeared offensive, but you said you didn’t mean it like that so its squared bro. We’re “homies” again lol.

    At first I thought GotG was going to be a pure CGI, unrelated to the other movies project regardless of the Thanos connection, but now that Batista and another actor have already been signed…I’m scared to see Iron Man standing next to a talking tree bro.

    • @Kees: annnnnnnd were back. Its all good.

      I am not a fan of GotG. They will have to win me over on this one which is possible but I am not expecting anything great from it.

      I would much rather see the following:

      Drop Antman sub in Black Panther in its place.
      Drop GotG sub in Ms. Marvel include Avenger and SHEILD cameos.
      Drop Doc Strange sub in a Planet Hulk Movie complete with Avengers cameos.

      • @Vega – I agree with you my man on everything you said but dropping ‘Doc Strange’ for a ‘Planet Hulk’ film. For one Marvel needs a different flavor and a ‘Dr. Strange’ movie with magic, the supernatural and alternate realms of evil and darkness would be absolutely badass to me. And eventhough “Planet Hulk” has some cool things about it, it would’nt be the best route for Marvel to go, at least right now. For the first time in movie history ‘Hulk’ is part of an actual team, and it’s best for Marvel to explore ‘Hulk’s friendships and alliances with the other ‘Avenger’ team members and build off that for now. To do a “Planet Hulk” so soon condradicts what their doing with ‘The Avengers’ right now.

        • @Super: I like your take on Dr. Strange, I haven’t thought of it that way. Hulk vs Dr. Strange, that is a tough one. I am curious, what is your take on what you think Marvel is trying to do with the Avengers?

          • Vega i thought i knew it to a ‘T’ before they announced “GOTG” man, haha. Obviously ‘Thanos’ bridges “The Avengers” & “GOTG”, i really hope they keep them separate as possible though. Case in point i don’t want to see “GOTG” in “Avengers” sequels taking away space for ‘Black Panther’, ‘Ms. Marvel’ and other possible members like ‘Vision’, ‘Sentry’, ‘Wasp’, ‘Scarlet Witch’ & ‘Quicksilver’. I don’t even want to see ‘Guardians’ in “Avengers” sequels, that’s just me. I happen to love the dynamic that ‘Dr. Strange’ brings to the table and i’m far more excited to see him than ‘GOTG’ and even ‘Ant-Man’. Now don’t get me wrong, i would’nt seeing a “Planet Hulk” film at all, i just think it would be better after “Avengers 3″ in my opinion. Plus i really think Marvel wants to test the waters more first with ‘Hulk’ as a team member of the ‘Avengers’ which i can understand. To me a “Black Panther” film must be in ‘Phase 3′, anything different from that would be an atrocity from Marvel.

  20. I know alot if people don’t know about him but Derek Luke is a strong possibility. He was involved with Captain America: The First Avenger

  21. I know if people don’t know about him but Derek Luke is a strong possibility. He was involved with Captain America: The First Avenger

    • @Jaysun Miller – Eventhough his was’nt large in “CA: First Avenger”, i’m sure Marvel would use him again like that.

      • Haha, man i meant to say Marvel ‘would not’ use him again like that, my bag.

  22. They should get the guy who played as spawn I cant really see anybody else playing the part

  23. The only man who can play this role is the same man voicing the character in the Animated series: Djimon Hounsou. This man will take the role seriously enough and portray it the way it needs to be. His acting abilities are off the charts, he is African, and he is beautiful. What more do you need? He is only 1 year older that Robert Downey Jr. Djimon Hounsou is the only one for this role. No if’s and’s or but’s.

  24. They need MJW to play the Black Panther. Period

    • He’d be nice back up but they need a real African for this part. If they don’t make this movie in the next 5 years then maybe Michael can take up the role if Djimon should decline (which I doubt he’d ever turn down this role)

  25. They just need a good actor with charisma on the screen and a presence, not just because a dude can fight, that’s a stupid reason for putting somebody in a role of this magnitude. You’ve got to be able to ACT, physical skills alone is not enough, i’ve said that before.

    • That’s why I can only think of Djimon Hounsou. Every role he has played has been to the utmost superior acting quality. From Amistad to Blood Diamond, his performances are riveting, emotional and meaningful. His presence on the screen is powerful, smooth and regal. He’s been nominated for two Oscars and won many others. If people are worried about his fighting ability please watch “Never Back Down”. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNErM17L2OQ Djimon Hounsou can embody every aspect of the Black Panther. I have no idea why anyone would put any other actor before Djimon Hounsou. Guys just google him, and watch some of his work. Michael Jai is not a bad actor, I don’t think that, but Djimon pulls from his heart and soul with every performance. His perfomances have brought me to tears Just watch him on the screen you can feel every emotion that he plays to the screen and it WILL move you.

      • and please pardon my grammar in that last post, got slightly emotional typing it lol

        • And omg what is this?!: http://screencrush.com/morris-chestnut-black-panther/

          • @Angelique – Yeah, i seen that post earlier up on that site too. ‘Morris Chestnut’ never crossed my mind before when i thought about possible choices for BLACK PANTHER, but now that i think of it, sounds very interesting and not a bad potential choice. Of course this is just a rumor for now. Whatever is the case and whoever they decide to choose to play ‘T’Challa’, Marvel needs to get a move on it and make these rumors fact not faction. Let’s hope Marvel is truly prepping BLACK PANTHER to finally make a splash on the big screen like he deserves.

      • Angelique if this we’re 10-15 years ago i would agree with you completely 100%, but unfortunantly now in his early 50′s ‘Djimon’ is too old to play ‘T’Challa’. However i could definantly see ‘Hounsou’ in the role of ‘TChaka’ without a doubt, and you’re right he’s a terrific actor, i don’t think anyone would disagree with that.

        • I do agree they need to hurry up and make this film. They’ve been pushing it back for way too long! But Djimon is not too old. He’s only in his late forties. 1 year older than Downey, and 4 years older than Chestnut. How is that way too old? 4 years older than Morris and he’s some how a grandfather? If Downey can be a Marvel hero, then so can Djimon. I think it would be rather insulting if they went with Morris based on age just because he’s four years younger than Djimon. Marvel would miss out on a chance of a lifetime if they didn’t cast Djimon. 5 years ago Djimon Hounsou played an MMA fighter in “Never Back Down”. That same year Downey played Iron Man. If Robert is fit enough to be Iron man then how is Djimon Hounsou some how unfit to be T’Challa? Djimon can connect with character in a way that other actors can’t. He doesn’t even have to put on an accent, because it’s all his. Djimon will be able to carry this movie on his shoulders, emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. He emobodies this character down to the last molecule. Being in his late 40′s and 4 years older than another actor does not make him unfit for the Panther-god. He is seasoned perfectly for this role. And I’m sorry: http://www.theybf.com/2013/01/03/spotted-djimon-hounsou-out-and-about-with-son-kenzo-and-aoki-lee-and-ming-lee-simmons

          http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/djimon-hounsou.jpg

          There pics were taken this year. So I just don’t see how this is the face of an old man. And compared to other actors:

          http://movies.about.com/od/identitythief/ig/Celeb-Photos/Morris-Chestnut.htm <-Chestnut 2013.

          Djimon still looks younger, His skin is like silk!

          • @Angelique: I completely agree that Dijmon is the man for all the reason’s you listed. However the age is a problem in this sense, T’challa takes over for his Uncle who was the BP because T’challa was only 13 when his father was assassinated. So T’Challa when he finally takes over is when is Uncle wears down. At that point T’Challa is in his early to middle 20′s.

            Additionally, you have to think of the time it takes to make a movie and what to do if the film is a smash hit which means a sequel is coming. Somebody in their mid- forties to late forties TODAY is going to be approaching 50 by the time the make the first Panther movie. You also want to see BP in one of the Avenger movies because he was an Avenger for a while.

            So as it stands today we don’t have a script, director, or a cast which means we are at least another 4 to 5 years out from seeing BP on the silver screen and that’s IF they decide to do BP. So in this context I believe the Dijomn should be in the movie for all the reasons you stated but not as T’Challa but as T’Chaka.

            • We shall see is all I gave to say. It’s not up to any of us. Everyone here is also saying that mid forties is too old for this role yet if Chestnut’s past tweet is true then he in fact IS being considered for this role so then the studio doesn’t see mid forties as too old. So I again ask why is Morris fit to act as T’challa in some people’s opinions but not Djimon. 4 years is not a big enough difference at all.

              • @Angelique: I don’t think that most of us believe the rumor about Morris Chestnut. Otherwise everything you are saying is correct. I have read alot of rumors regarding BP so at least for myself, I don’t believe that ‘they’ whoever ‘they’ are are interested in MC. At this point we have no script, director, or any cast so I will believe it when I see it.

                MAKE THE MOVIE MARVEL!

            • btw may I also say this is the most mature group of forum posters I’ve been around, aeriously. It’s great to have intellectual discussions with like minded people who don’t act like children when someone else thinks differently, so thank you all. Here another opinion I have though: If they wanted to do an Origin story then they can get a 20 something actor to play T’challa. T’challa defeated his uncle when he was 19 years old in the once a year battle for the title of Panther-god. I don’t believe they’re going to start of this film as an origin story (If at all). They would probably start him of as Luke Charles picking up where the last Captain America film left off. I remember that scene in Avengers when Thor hit Captain America with his hammer. After he hit it the first thing I said “That’s vibranium, they’re going to Wakanda! HOLY CRAP!!!” I knew that scene was in there for a reason, they wanted to specifically show that Captain America’s shield was made from vibrianium. Anyways, I’m not completely opposed to Djimon as T’chaka, but if they’re already looking into 40-something actors to play T’challa, you can’t say it wouldn’t be insulting to over look Djimon for this role and and only consider him for T’chaka. Either way I can’t see Djimon Hounsou not involved with this film majorly in some way. However if they choose an actor in their 40′s (Like Morris Chestnut) I will deep deeply saddened they didn’t go with with Djimon. On another note who do you think with play Captain Marvel, T’challa’s love interest? I’m thinking someone with the essence of Gina Torres?

              • @ Angelique: Welcome aboard! We enjoy meeting and discussing all things BP with any and all BP enthusiast.

                Regarding BP, I am not sure that we are suggesting that the first BP movie has to be an origin story however there will need to be some flashbacks explaining who he is since most people don’t know who T’Challa is. Think Batman Begins style.

                Regarding the age thing or Djimon VS Morris….I would say that alot of times when casting you can get away with a 40 year old playing a 30 something protagonist if he looks young and has kept himself in shape which most actors try to do. I love Djimon he is BP with only one exception….his age. Djimon is about to turn 48, by the time Marvel gets around to making this movie and that is iffy right now, he will be in his early 50′s. I don’t think they are looking at Morris as a 44 year old….because he could pass for a 30 something easily. I personally don’t want Morris in the role because he doesn’t look African enough and can he really carry the lead role in a movie this important? Jury out on that at best.

                Finally, I don’t know that they are going to bring in Ms. Marvel as his love interest, I like the thought though. Also I am confused about your comment regarding BP picking up where Cap left off unless you are talking about the comics which I wouldn’t know about that. Can you elaborate?

                • Sure I can elaborate. Well here’s what we know for sure. Captain America’s shield is made from Vibranium, that much is certain. Vibranium of course is only found in Wakanda. Captain America has ties to Wakanda because he fought along side T’chaka to defeat the Red Skull in the 1940′s. In the comics T’chaka gives Captain American some Vibrianium and Captain America give T’chaka his Triangular shield. Now how they’ll arc and ties this all together I’m not completely sure. The way I see it is that that they’ll be some meantion of Wakanda, T’chaka or vibrianium in either Capt. America 2 or Avengers 2. Now since Captain America 2 come out before Avengers 2, there might be something about Wakanda or the Death of T’chaka in the Captain America Sequel. This will then set up for T’challa being featured in Avengers 2 which will lead up to the Panther Movie. I feel like they’re going to have T’challa looking for Captain America for some clues to his father’s death. Ms. Marvel wasn’t the love interest for Black Panther, sorry I meant Monica Lynne not Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau) (oy I need to sleep more -_-)

                  • @Angelique – You really are a welcome addition to this site, glad your here. As you’ve stated about all the hints of Wakanda particularlly the Vibranium in Cap’s shield is why Marvel must come around very soon with legitimate BLACK PANTHER news in my honest opinion. There’s too much links to Wakanda’s history in the Marvel films for them to keep looking past ‘T’Challa’. It is definantly time for him to be introduced on the big screen, rather it’s his solo film or “Avengers 2″ first. And whilke we’re on the subject BLACK PANTHER & MRS. MARVEL are the next charcters i want to see introduced the most.

          • Angelique first off let me start out by saying you sound very intellegent, knowlegdable and you have some great ideas. It’s always great to hear a lady’s opinion as well, afterall we’re fans and we’re all pretty damn passionate about this subject matter. You’re right, if ‘Morris Chestnut’ can be considered at age 44 why can’t ‘Hounsou’? Point well taken, and if he we’re chosen i would not be disapointed. ‘Hounsou’ turns 49 on the 24th this month, his birthday is actually a day after mine haha, crazy. I still don’t think ‘Chestnut’ will get the role, i do believe Marvel will go younger. I’m hoping they either choose ‘Gbenga Akinnagbe’,’David Oyelowo’, ‘Chadwick Boseman’, ‘Chiwetel Ejiofor’ or ‘Aldis Hodge’, those brothers have always been my top choices to play ‘T’Challa’ for a while, i think 25-35 is idea and all these dudes fall into that age range, plus they’re talented actors as well. I think ‘Boseman’ is about to be a breakout star in his role of ‘Jackie Robinson’ in “42″ which i can’t wait to see this week. ‘Idris Elba’ & ‘Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’ would also have been strong candidates had they not already had roles in “Thor: The Dark World”. And yes ‘RDJ’ is the same age as ‘Hounsou’, but that’s still a little different, ‘RDJ’ is in an armored suit where ‘Black Panther’ will be a far more physically demanding role, but i do understand that ‘Hounsou’ is in good physical condition.

            • THIS ^^^^^^^

        • In retrospect I should be comparing Djimon to Morris mainly. So if it turns out to be true that Morris Chestnut is being considered for the role, then the 40′s age range is what they’re going for it seems (Since Morris is 44). With those then only being the only possible fact at the moment, why would Morris be considered for the role over Djimon who’s still in his forties?

          • Oh and Agelique thanks for the compliment, i’d like to think i’m a muture guy, not as much as i can be at times, haha. If Marvel did go in the 40′s range ‘Hounsou’ would be my top choice hands down over ‘Chestnut’.

            • Supes! What up bro! Did you see my David O link?

  26. Vega what’s happening my man, always a pleasure to rap with you bro. I don’t think i seen your David O link, what did it link to?

    • @Supes: Here it is.

      http://www.ifc.com/fix/2013/02/david-oyelowo-black-panther?t__ts=1365087526569.

      I like that they are talking to him or that he at least knows about the underground rumbling about a Black Panther movie.

      • Vega thanks for reposting the link my friend, i posted it on my Facebook page for the public. Me and you have always been in agreement about who we believe are top choices to play T’Challa and ‘David Oyelowo’ is certainly one of them. That brother is a very talented actor and can bring a much needed dramatic performance as well as a strong screen presence to the role. He’s definantly one of my top 3-4 choices for the role.

  27. I am pretty much on the same page, but a clear #1 favorite hasn’t hit me until just now. I only had requirements which are: ages 21-30 and up and up and coming soon to be A-Lister with serious acting chops, but 31yr old Chadwick Boseman is my clear #1 as of right now. 5yrs from now it could change because he will be 36 by then IF the movie isn’t made by then, but if it were to get the greenlight now…he is my guy. With a small change in hair cut, he can play an 18yr old version of BP and a late 20s version for flashbacks or time progression sake.

    • @Kees: I am looking forward to checking out Chadwicks acting chops this weekend since the Jackie Robinson movie is coming out. For him to play a character like old ’42′ I suspect he must be pretty damn good.

      @Supes: I hope to come up with some clips of our top 3 or 4 guys and post them here side by side so we can compare. Whoever gets the gig, (and that is supposing they are still going to make the movie) needs to be regal enough to play a young prince T’Challa, and also physical enough to play Black Panther. BP is 1/3 regal, 1/3 intelligent, and 1/3 physical.

      • Vega i damn near echoed what you said my friend, so don’t mind me copying you a little, haha. The 1/3 ‘Regal’, ‘Intellegent’ & ‘Physical’ is a perfect way to put it, i could’nt have said it any better. Just putting a brother in this film who’s athletic and is physically fit won’t be enough for this role, not by a long shot. Whoever gets this role has to be able to act, have a strong on screen presence, can carry a film by himself and can hold his own with the likes of ‘Iron Man’, ‘Thor’, ‘Cap’, ‘Nick Fury’, ‘Hulk’, etc.

        • @Supes: Great minds think alike….lol….how about that. Well it is clear, you don’t need a clock because you know what time it is!

          Yeeeeeeeeaaaaahhhaaa

          • Vega we both know what time it is my man, haha. You know what’s really interesting though, this is the first time in about 5- months that heavy rumors have surfaced on BLACK PANTHER. I don’t know if this just more pure speculation and rumors or either something is really actually building behind BP this time, we’ll see. I would love if Marvel finally confirmed that the BLACK PANTHER will be in AVENGERS 2 as well as get his own film in “Phase 3′ at this year’s COMIC CON.

    • @Kees – I am really looking forward to seeing ‘Boseman’ in “42″. I’ve seen him on TV shows like “Lincoln Heights” & “Persons Of Interest” and he’s been really good in supporting roles, he seems to have pretty good acting chops. But playing lead in a big budget film is a big step up, something that’s new to him. I’m waiting to see how well he does in this film, and if he is anywhere on Marvel Studios radar i’m sure they are as well.

  28. BLACK PANTHER compared to other Silver Screen Superheroes

    In the Marvel Universe

    Like Ironman: Rich and extremely intelligent
    Unlike Ironman: Not a smartass, not a self-promoter

    Like Thor: From royalty, learned nobility as he grew up, powerful
    Unlike Thor: Much smarter, and learns on his feet quicker, diplomatic

    Like Captain America: Enhanced strength, will sacrifice for country, leader
    Unlike Captain America: Much smarter, has a mind for technology, skeptical

    Like Hulk: intelligent as Banner, rages when he has too, will not quit
    Unlike Hulk: Control of his mind and thoughts, not a loner, lives for country

    Like Hawkeye: Precision oriented
    Unlike Hawkeye: Stealthy and no nonsense when it is time to battle

    Like Blackwidow: A well trained skill-set, able to out smart foes, accent
    Unlike Blackwidow: Enhanced strength, can lead a team of warriors or go solo

    Like Spiderman: Agile, peak of human performance, intelligent
    Unlike Spiderman: Experienced leader, stealth mode, silent assassin

    Like Wolverine: pure raw animal aggression, won’t quit
    Unlike Wolverine: Not compromised often, not reckless,

    The DC Universe

    Like Batman: Wealthy, well trained, high intellect, angry over dead family
    Unlike Batman: Enhanced strength, natural leader, less gadget oriented

    Like Superman: Noble, looked up to by a nation, finishes what he starts
    Unlike Superman: More intelligent, will kill if necessary, not gullible

    Like Green Lantern: Empowered by outside object
    Unlike Green Lantern: Tactful, non-bragging, mental state is stronger

    anyway there are more but you get the idea. ENJOY!

    • Haha damn Vega, you are on my man, the pilot is lit and the fire is burnin’ baby burnin’, lol. What a great analogy you posted here my friend, very well thought out, focused and excecuted. So when is that big fat paycheck from Marvel due to arrive to you?

      • @Supes; LOL! Marvel should pay me as I could hook them up for real.

        • @Vegabomber – Yes indeed, Marvel pay the man. Hell a few of us on this site could get paid with our ideas and choices for the film man, haha.

  29. Which rumors? Morris & Chestnut? No offense to the Morris fans but besides the talks here about his age, he just isn’t high caliber enough for Marvel and Disney. Look at what they did with War Machine. Replaced one Academy Award winning actor with another and the top notch actors just keep coming in.