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Black Panther (Ryan Coogler, Feb 16 2018) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by AndrewSoup, May 18, 2016.

  1. AndrewSoup May 18, 2016
    (Last edited by a moderator: Feb 16, 2018)

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    Marvel's Black Panther is being directed/written by Ryan Coogler, co-written by Joe Robert Cole.
    The film is set to star Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Lupita Nyong'o, and Michael B Jordan
    didn't see a thread for this movie and couldn't help myself after hearing Boyega was in talks. it's just getting too exciting not to hype

    Did you love Black Panther? Did it leave you wanting more of Wakanda? Well, the comic book thread here has come up with a few comic recommendations perfect for any new reader! Check 'em out, and then maybe jump into the thread for more recommendations, both for this character and anything else in the wonderful world of comics!

    Black Panther by Christopher Priest
    Writer: Christopher Priest
    Artists: various
    Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon.
    “Take your best shot, I will offer no resistance, then it will be my turn.” Christopher Priest is one of the most fascinating writers in the industry. His writing is complex, his transitions are quick and focus on seemingly unimportant interactions, and he never holds the readers hands expecting you to constantly keep up. This makes for excellent, multifaceted urban noir sharing more in common with stories like the Maltese Falcon than your typical superhero romp. Still early in his career, his wonderful Black Panther run is a bit easier to get into and it's cool watching the seeds planted for what would become his identifying style. One of my favorite things he does is split each issue into multiple “chapters” complete with their own title cards. The first arc in his Black Panther run is told from the perspective of a US government official self proclaimed “Emperor of Useless White Boys,” this is where you'll find most of the comedy. T'Challa leaves Wakanda to investigate corruption in New York. In his absence, his enemies seize Wakanda from him and most of the arc finds T'Challa trying to find a way to take it back. Killmonger moves between the scenes with a small role that leads into a pretty epic confrontation in the second volume. I will say the first issue feels a bit unfriendly to those not familiar with the world (me for example), but Priest slowly rolls out a bit of an origin for us in the following issues and by the end of the first arc you'll have a pretty good grasp on the character. - @Vivatoto

    Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?
    Writer: Reginald Hudlin
    Artist: John Romita Jr
    Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon.
    Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin is a great starting point if you want to learn more about the character to go along with the film release. It tackles the story of Klaw wanting to invade Wakanda. The "Who is Black Panther" story arc tells you just that. Even though this first volume in Hudlin's run is great, I highly recommend reading further. You'll get a great look at Wakanda, it's technologies, and T'Challa in this first arc that will leave you wanting more. It is certainly informative and might feel a little slow at times since the action doesn't ramp up right at the start, but it's great storytelling and world building. - @Deanna

    Black Panther: Man Without Fear
    Writer: David Liss
    Artist: Francesca Francavilla, various
    Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon.
    The events for both Daredevil and Black Panther that led to this status quo would take a bit to explain, but all you need to know is this: When T'Challa lost his throne for a time, it coincided with Matt Murdock needing to take some time off from protecting Hell's Kitchen. As a result, we got some NYC crime/noir adventures from the Black Panther. This isn't much like the average Wakandan adventure for the character, but dang is it cool. Letting Francesca Francavilla lend his excellent pulpy art style to the stories certainly didn't hurt! - @Tim

    Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet
    Writer: Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Artists: Brian Stelfreeze, Chris Sprouse
    Buy from InStockTrades or Amazon.
    This yearlong storyline, which kicked off the current Black Panther series, is the strongest look into the philosophies of Wakanda that I've read. Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates' first foray into comic book writing certainly doesn't carry with it the raw charm and personality of Christopher Priest's character-defining work (recommended above), but the way it tackles this fictional nation and its ideologies is effective enough to have been a notable influence on this new film. While Killmonger himself is mostly absent from this story, if you loved what he brought to the film, perhaps this is the comic for you. - @Tim
  2. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    Coogler, Boseman, Jordan and Boyega. GOT DAMN!
  3. quietwords

    RIP EmoPunkKid28: 2002-2016 Prestigious

    :panther: was definitely the best part of Civil War, which I found to be mostly average. But I left feeling most excited about BP's solo film. Need to check out some of his comics now!
  4. Tim

    grateful all the fucking time Supporter

    Most anticipated comic book film, easily.

    :panther: :panther: :panther:
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  5. jkauf

    Prestigious Supporter

    Now Boyega's agent is saying he's not going to be in it.
  6. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

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  7. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Casting stuff.

    • ULYSSES KLAW (played by Andy Serkis) – Murderer and betrayer of T’Chaka and personal archenemy of T’Challa. A powerhouse with near-absolute control of sound.

    • MONICA LYNNE – A singer who saved T’Challa from drowning after being bested by Killmonger. His longest love interest, whom he pledged eternal devotion towards.

    • EVERETT K. ROSS – A United States State Department employee, whose job was to escort foreign diplomats on American soil. His world changed forever when he was assigned to T’Challa, the Black Panther, the ruler of Wakanda.

    • N’GASSI – Adviser to T’Challa, acting regent when he goes away on missions

    • OKOYE – One of the former Dora Milaje, a ceremonial betrothed/bodyguard of T’Challa. Okoye is of the J’Kuwali tribe and acted as a traditional, proper concomitant to the king, speaking only to the king and only in Hausa, an African dialect not widely spoken in Wakanda and thus affording the king and his wives a measure of privacy.

    • QUEEN DIVINE JUSTICE – The street-smart queen of the Jabari tribe of Wakanda raised in Chicago, and former Dora Milaje (ceremonial betrothed/bodyguard) of T’Challa. She originally went by the name Chanté Giovanni Brown.

    • W’KABI – T’Challa’s competent second-in-command, completely loyal to his liege.

    • ZURI – A grumpy and gigantic elderly warrior. A close friend of the late T’Chaka, and one of T’Challa’s most trusted advisers.

    • ACHEBE/REVERAND ACHEBE – A poor farmer somewhere in South Africa, Achebe sold his soul to the demon Mephisto. He is portrayed as a grinning, unpredictable, lunatic, warrior-mystic, regularly talking to his hand-puppet Daki with delusions that it’s truly alive, and engineering complex plots of social unrest for profit or entertainment.

    • ERIK KILLMONGER – A powerful warrior and strategic genius in politics and economics.

    • MALICE – Wakandan Mutate with superhuman strength, speed, and agility. She is a former Dora Milaje (ceremonial betrothed/bodyguard) of T’Challa.

    • MAN-APE – Ruler of the Jabari Tribe a recognized micronation within Wakanda’s borders. M’Baku was Wakanda’s greatest warrior second only to the Black Panther. He plotted to usurp the throne with the help of the outlawed White Gorilla cult who were ancient rivals of the Black Panther cult, which basically made them heretics since Panther worship is the state religion. Founding member of the “Pan African Congress on the Treatment of Superhumans”.

    • WHITE WOLF – T’Challa’s adopted elder brother and the former leader of the Hatut Zeraze, the espionage elite police of Wakanda. Exiled by T’Challa, due to using torture and assassinations in his zeal to root out potential threats to national security.
  8. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Supporter

    Chadwick Boseman killed it in Civil War. Stole the show, really.
  9. smoke4thecaper

    out of context reference Supporter

    Safe to suggest Michael B Jordan will be cast as N'Gassi or W'Kabi? I'm unfamiliar with the source material tbh, so I'm not sure who's a bigger role. Descriptions seem to fit a big supporting role.
  10. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    also, description for Klaw lists him as "murderer and betrayer of T'Chaka" although in Civil War isn't it Zemo who is responsible for his death?
  11. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Yeah, I took "murderer" and "betrayer of T'Chaka" as two separate thoughts

    Black Panther was pretty easily the best part of Civil War, which I liked a lot, so I'm really excited for this
  12. Tim

    grateful all the fucking time Supporter

    Those character descriptions are definitely based off the comics. I dunno that Klaw or Ross can fit into what the movies have established. Also, I highly doubt that they'll actually have Mephisto in the MCU, or Achebe and Klaw in the same film. This kinda feels like someone just sat down with a lot of Black Panther comics and wrote down every noteworthy supporting role.
  13. AndrewSoup

    It's A Secret To Everyone Prestigious

    yeah, is that casting stuff from a press release or something Marvel officially sent out, or what?

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  14. oakhurst

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  15. AndrewSoup

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    would DEF make sense! wonder if they'll make him a new arm in Wakanda
  16. tucah

    not champ Prestigious


    Michael B. Jordan is Killmonger, Lupita is Malice/Nakia, Danai Gurira is Okoye
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  17. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

  18. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    get out of there hardwick
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  19. Blimp City Hero

    Buddy Boy Prestigious

    Such an amazing cast for Coogler to work with. Really can't wait for this one.
  20. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    I'm waiting for Lupita to be in an animated Disney film and get the triple crown.
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  21. Blimp City Hero

    Buddy Boy Prestigious

    She kind of has since she was Raksha in Jungle Book. I know it was actually live action, but might call it close enough? haha
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  22. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    Quadruple! She was already in The Jungle Book and those live action adaptions of their animated films seem to be one of their pillars now.
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  23. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Well fuck. Never mind. She wins.
  24. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    hopefully we see her face this time though
  25. ChaseTx

    Big hat enthusiast Prestigious

    No trailer for this one yet huh?