Is Black Panther Next For Marvel? It Depends on Whom You Believe

Although fans are seizing upon Latino Review’s assertion that the long-developing Black Panther movie will follow Captain America 2, possibly as Marvel’s mysterious May 16, 2014, release, SuperheroHype contends that studio sources insists the report is untrue. So whose sources do you trust more?

Talk of a Black Panther movie began as early as 1992, when Wesley Snipes announced interest in portraying the character in an Indiana Jones-style franchise. Development bogged down first at Columbia Pictures and then at Artisan Entertainment, all the while with Snipes still attached (as recently as 2002). But in 2005 Marvel reacquired the Black Panther license from Lionsgate, which bought Artisan two years earlier. The character was mentioned in 2009 among the lesser-known superheroes for which Marvel was reportedly hiring screenwriters to develop in creative (and less-expensive) ways.

That was the last update on the project until January 2011, when the studio hired documentary writer Mark Bailey to tackle the adaptation.

Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Black Panther debuted in July 1966′s Fantastic Four #52. The king of the technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda, T’Challa has been a member of the Avengers and the star of four ongoing series — most recently Black Panther: The Man Without Fear.

Latino Review points out that Marvel has included a couple of Black Panther-related Easter eggs in its film, showing a map of Wakanda in Iron Man 2, and having Captain America’s shield be made from vibranium, an export of Wakanda.

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Comments

  • Lewis4510

    The key part of that article being that: “Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Black Panther debuted in July 1966′s Fantastic Four #52.” Since he made his first appearance in FF it means that Fox holds the film rights to the character. So I take this news with a grain of salt.

  • Trevon Hughes

    Why not? They started off with Blade.
    If they do this movie and pull it off, Marvel will forever have me.
    I will put up with alot more of their shit than normal.

  • http://www.spinoffonline.com Kevin Melrose

     Fox doesn’t hold the film rights to Black Panther; Marvel does.

  • darthtigris

    I wish it to be so.  Is that enough?

  • WileAdam

    on whom you believe

  • Katarzyna Skop

    Oh, I’d LOVE to see a Black Panther movie. And I would love it if the movie were tied to the MCU continuity. “Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” proved that T’Challa can be a good team player for the Avengers and can be featured permanently on the team. Why not use the momentum of this cartoon? Plus it would be interesting to see yet another genius on the team. Tony/Bruce/T’Challa GEEK OUT!

  • Mikael Roldan

    Please let Djimon Hounsou be Black Panther. He’s so bloody perfect for it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bmiddleton2 Brian Middleton Jr

    I would like to see something different paired with Cap 2, the way they did with Thor and Cap, 2 different type of adventures, then see Black Panther be the lead-in to Avengers 2.  I’m all about a BP movie, but I think their power sets are somewhat similar, and it might be better to pair a Carol Danvers type movie with Cap, then use BP to lead us into the Avengers sequel.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YJU6CYIVLUW5DMIRVH5PPQP4VE Hypestyle the Hype Man

    Get Reggie Hudlin involved as a producer/writer, and have some hot, multicultural casting..

  • Eamon McGrane

    Fox does not own the right to BP. End of.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C7FGC6ESFN5AKTNCL55KHKZAGE Joseph G

    My prediction: Cap wants to secure vibranium source and leads to BP. Arnim Zola or Zemo and Hydra goons battle Cap and BP. Panther decides to seek allies rather than keeping Wakanda isolated and joins the team.
    also: Snipes would be awesome as T’Challa’s father..the previous Panther.

  • http://twitter.com/keithallen798 Keith Allen

    Panther has been the talk of the internet. If Marvel passes on this film, it will be the start of end of Marvel Studios’ winning streak over Warner Brothers.

  • http://twitter.com/keithallen798 Keith Allen

    Panther has been the talk of the internet. If Marvel passes on this film, it will be the start of end of Marvel Studios’ winning streak over Warner Brothers.

  • http://twitter.com/keithallen798 Keith Allen

    Panther has been the talk of the internet. If Marvel passes on this film, it will be the start of end of Marvel Studios’ winning streak over Warner Brothers.