Go go Lupita Nyong'o! The Oscar-winner has joined the ranks of celebs who have wandered the halls of Comic Con incognito.
Winston Duke reprises role as T'Challa's brother M'Baku, strengthening rumours of strong links between 'Black Panther' and 'Avengers: Infinity War.'
Kaluuya, who shot to stardom earlier this year thanks to his performance in the horror film ‘Get Out’, has been cast as W’Kabi, the confidant to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa/Black Panther. Clearly he’s rather enjoying himself working on ‘Black Panther’, too, because Daniel Kaluuya has been waxing lyrical about it, as well as its director Ryan Coogler, but made sure to insist to GQ, via Metro, that it doesn’t just copy ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Captain America’. This is like ‘Game Of Thrones’.
Ryan Coogler, the acclaimed director set to helm Marvel’s upcoming ‘Black Panther’ film, has revealed the project will be his “most personal movie to date”. The film is still a couple of years away from release, but the cast is already shaping up with Michael B Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o signed up to star alongside Chadwick Boseman as the eponymous hero. “I think [the film] is going to be very unique, and still fit into the overall narrative that [Marvel is] establishing,” he said.
“We have a character — the Black Panther — that they’re going to do as movie. This week, Black Panther makes a spectacular entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. Played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up), Black Panther is the formidable alter ego of T’Challa, prince of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
Ever since a May report that Marvel was courting more diversity in its filmmaking ranks as it prepped its Phase 3 titles Black Panther and Captain Marvel, speculation has been rife on who the studio might tap. Selma director Ava DuVernay acknowledged she was in discussions to direct Black Panther, but not until she told Essence she had opted out of the project. Last week, meanwhile, rumors swirled that Fruitvale Station helmer Ryan Coogler, who like DuVernay is African American, could be in line for the 2017 Black Panther, which stars Chadwick Boseman (42, Get on Up). Boseman’s fellow Avenger Anthony Mackie, who plays Falcon, doesn’t believe race should be a major factor in determining who should direct Marvel’s first black superhero movie, though.
Black Panther is clawing his way into the Marvel movie universe. Photos from the set of Captain America: Civil War hint at the new look being sported by the iconic superhero, who will make his big-screen debut in next year’s film before getting a solo movie in 2018. The character is played by Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up, 42), but in these paparazzi shots taken at Berlin’s ICC Messedamm, its unclear whether the actor or his stunt double is in play.
Today in Hollywood, Marvel lifted the curtain on “Phase Three” of its cinematic universe to a packed house of oohing and ahhing costumed Thors and Captain Americas. Studio boss Kevin Feige filled in all the blanks on the studio’s slate through 2019, introduced several new characters — including many fan favorites — and confirmed speculation that classic comic book storylines would be adapted for the screen. After the fan presentation, Feige answered questions about the future of a studio whose previous two phases included 10 films and more than $7 billion in worldwide ticket sales.