Yahoo Entertainment correspondent Kevin Polowy shares intimate memories from his personal relationship with late "Black Panther" star.
Director Ryan Coogler released an emotional tribute in honor of Chadwick Boseman, the "Black Panther" star who died on Friday after a four-year battle with colon cancer. In a lengthy statement made Sunday morning, Coogler mourned the loss of someone he calls "a special person" who has left an "incredible mark." Boseman had never spoken […]
The cultural significance of playing the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first black lead superhero is not lost on Chadwick Boseman. All four came out on stage in San Diego, where they also announced The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira had been added to the cast.
Captain America: Civil War marks the end of the Avengers as we’ve come to know them over the course of a dozen films dating back to 2008. But the new film, alternately nicknamed Avengers 2.5 and Almost Avengers by Disney insiders, also marks a new beginning for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The blockbuster is the first of the MCU’s Phase Three — an ambition slate of 10 films set to unroll over the next four years that will unite heroes and villains from across the galaxy.Click through for a look at what to expect during Phase Three.___________________All images and photos via Disney/Marvel.
“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.
“Creed” helmer Ryan Coogler is directing Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the studio officially announced Monday following months of rumors that he would board the superhero film. Kevin Feige is producing the movie, which stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the prince of the African nation of Wakanda, who must take over the mantel after his father’s murder.... <a href="https://variety.com/2016/film/news/black-panther-ryan-coogler-director-1201677418/" title="Read ‘Black Panther’: ‘Creed’s’ Ryan Coogler Confirmed to Direct">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
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.
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.