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.
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.
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.
Sylvester Stallone is nominated for his first Academy Award in nearly 40 years, but the 69-year-old actor said he was willing to skip the Feb. 28 ceremony out of loyalty. The Creed star, who’s a front-runner to win Best Supporting Actor for his performance as an aging Rocky Balboa, told reporters at the annual nominees luncheon on Monday that he considered not attending the Oscars in recognition of the Academy’s failure to nominate a single black artist in a major category.
In it, Michael B Jordan’s Adonis Johnson (this is before he assumes his father’s name) takes on Leo ‘The Lion’ Sporino in a two-round boxing match that’s captured in one fluid take, without any cuts, also known in the industry as a “oner”. We’d blow a punch here, or we’d bump into the camera but eventually we started nailing it after lunch.
Creed star Michael B. Jordan wasn’t nominated for a SAG Award or a Golden Globe, but he’s won something even more valuable: co-star Sylvester Stallone’s respect. “But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!!” Michael B Jordon, “young creed and "getting KO’d for real! But he got up and did it again! That’s called guts!! pic.twitter.com/yFo3PVmvhA— Sylvester Stallone (@TheSlyStallone) December 9, 2015 And after six Rocky films — along with plenty of Expendables and Rambo flicks — Stallone knows a little something about guts.
Michael B. Jordan is putting on the gloves for the upcoming 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed,' and as you can see in the first trailer.