Disney's Oscar campaign for Marvel movie Black Panther is officially taking aim at the biggest prize of the night – Best Movie.
The Marvel movie is one of three movies EVER to earn more than $700 million at the domestic box office.
For a film that’s been set up by a whopping 18 preceding films, “Avengers: Infinity War” does a magnificent job of pulling together all the previous setups into one unified whole. The nineteenth entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – with a currently untitled sequel coming to cinemas next year – sees the various superheroes struggling to prevent a powerful alien villain, Thanos, from acquiring the power to commit universal genocide. The film’s sprawling cast necessitates that they be split into smaller, more manageable groups, so as to have any sort of meaningful interaction between characters.
Not overly enthusiastic about your ballot options in this year’s upcoming presidential election? While it will inevitably be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump who takes the Oval Office after November’s vote, we couldn’t help but fantasize about an alternate timeline where some universally beloved figure could unite a divided nation, someone like… a Marvel superhero.
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.
When it came to questions about who was fighting on whose side, no one was talking. Not the actors, not the directors, not the writers, not the producers, not the cooks at craft services. But as soon as we left the air-conditioned comforts of Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios offices for an open-air lot baking in the Georgia sun, the dueling factions were there for us to behold firsthand.
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.