Marvel’s Black Panther Movie Has A Writer!

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black panther movie writer Marvels Black Panther Movie Has A Writer!

One of Marvel’s key characters who continues to come up in conversations about future Marvel Studios projects is of course, Black Panther, the King of Wakanda known as T’Challa. Alongside Iron Fist, Black Panther is another Marvel license that has been in development hell for years, moving from studio to studio and having talent attached, but never going anywhere.

Another of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s incredible creations, Black Panther has served as a member of The Avengers and the Fantastic Four, representing the first black superhero in mainstream comics. As of today, he’s one official step closer to getting his well-deserved big screen debut.

Heat Vision has the scoop that Marvel Studios has hired Mark Bailey to pen the script for Black Panther. Bailey may be an unknown to you, as his credits only include writing/story-editing positions on a few documentaries, but this indicates to me that he must have some great idea to offer the studio to have landed the writing gig and we at least know he can bring a realistic take on the character in his story.

It was only a matter time before Marvel began moving forward on Black Panther. Comic Book legend Stan Lee and Marvel Pres Kevin Feige have repeatedly stated that this was a character they wished (and planned) to pursue, alongside the likes of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Dr. Strange. And now that Marvel is about to introduce Captain America and Thor to the world, it’s that time to start moving forward on their second tier characters.

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Black Panther is a character I’d love to see show up in an after-the-credits cameo in The Avengers and as a future member of the team. Should Marvel pursue some sort of Civil War-esque story in the future, T’Challa is an integral character in the dynamic between Iron Man and Captain America. More importantly, the character and his backstory, let alone the beautiful setting of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, allows Marvel to create a very unique and special superhero film.

Could previously rumored and interested Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje or Djimon Hounsou still be contenders for the title role? Who would you cast as T’Challa?

Share your thoughts in the comments and with us on Twitter @rob_keyes and @screenrant.

The Avengers is scheduled to debut May 4, 2012 and we’ll let you know what comes next.

Source: THR

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  1. id actually think derek luke or tyrese gibson would be a good black panther

    • Djimon Hounsou is to old to play him

  2. I think young actor Tony Burt not very known but should be

  3. Most of you guys have a pretty good understanding of the comics and the film industry, but portrayals of Africa are tricky. It can easily become pretty offensive.
    Many mentioned “the real Africa” like Last King of Scottland and Blood Diamonds. You ignore the fact that both of those films were set in the past about specific, war torn countries on a post-colonial environment.
    To want to portray Wakanda that was is pretty offensive, honestly. You are basically saying that Africans could not achieve even if there was not a history of colonialism and exploitation. Wakanda was never colonised. The whole point of them having extensive technology was to show that Africans could achieve just as much (if not more) if not for the curse of history.
    If they make a Black Panther movie and Walanda looks like Sierra Leone during the RUF violence, I will personally spearhead a massive campaign of protest. It would be racist and ethnocentricly culturally elitist.
    Wakandan technology is exactly why they were able to avoid the fate of almost every other African nation.

    Why not have an introduction in cinema be something like when the Nazi came looking for minerals and Capt America came looking for them? Maybe have an internal villain (Ving Rhames would be a great Mbaka.)

    I just think, when dealing with a continent of over 50 countries and a history of colonial imperialism and sometimes outrageous brutality, it’s important not to diminish the gravity of that history (or lump all Africans in the same cultural category).


  5. My sincere hope is that Marvel Studios utilizes that June 27th, 2014 date to give us a Black Panther movie. If they have some reservations about the character’s “crossover” appeal to general audiences, they should follow the template that was laid down by Richard Donner’s 1978 masterpiece “Superman The Movie” and surround an unknown actor with A-list Hollywood talent.

    Denzel Washington would be awesome in a brief cameo as T’Chaka. Wesley Snipes and/or Laurence Fishburne would be perfect in the role of uncle/mentor to a twenty-something T’Challa. Viola Davis or Angela Bassett could easily assume the role of Queen Mother, while someone like Daniel Craig or Sean Bean would own the role of the embittered Belgian villain, Klaw.

    All of this would be contingent upon Marvel Studios using “Who Is The Black Panther?” as the template for a screenplay.

    • Agreed!

  6. Micheal Jai white or wesley snipes should play black panther do the fact there both great martial artists

  7. Damon Wayans Jr. He’s young and talented. He would kill that role

  8. Has anyone even seen this script? Why would Marvel Studios commission a Black Panther script without the foresight of planning for a Black Panther II, III, and beyond?

    I just don’t think that their hearts are in it…

  9. I am just happy that it is being made or in the process.

  10. Well, it seems like our hero from Wakanda is making it to the big screen soon! Could Ultron be the one who would steal vibranium for him and his army and kill Black Panther’s father to get that? I think so. Then, when Panther has his own movie we will se the rest of the story.

  11. Michael K. Williams would be pretty badass as Black Panther. Gbenga Akinnagbe would be good as well.

  12. an african and only an african should play black panther

  13. A quick wiki of his name would’ve told you that most of those films he has story/writing credits on are documentaries about Africa. Just sayin.