The Marvel Studios mastermind has heard your pleas for movies based on T’Challa and Carol Danvers — and he’s interested, too.
A new rumor contends that Marvel Studios is planning a sequel to director James Gunn’s space adventure for release in 2016, a date many expected to go to Doctor Strange.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige confirms the studio is developing a Black Panther film, adding, ‘I don’t know when it will be exactly, but we certainly have plans to bring him to life some day.’
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Djimon Hounsou, who voiced Black Panther for a motion comic, says he’d be interested in reprising the role on the big screen, but “it would have to be done right.”
Don’t expect any additional announcements about Marvel’s Phase Three plans until 2014, “at the earliest,” according to studio President Kevin Feige.
A new report indicates that, in addition to the previously mentioned Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Black Panther and Runaway projects, Marvel has scripts for a Blade reboot and a Captain Marvel feature.
One report insists that Black Panther will be the next Marvel character to receive a solo film, but another source shoots down the rumor. After 20 years in development hell, is it finally T’Challa’s turn on the big screen?
Marvel has hired documentary writer Mark Bailey to pen a live-action adaptation of Black Panther, putting the long-stalled property back on its way to the big screen.
Lost and Oz actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbajge revealed last year that he and his representatives were speaking with Marvel Studios about possibly bringing a Black Panther film to life. So far, little movement has been made on that front, but that doesn’t mean the former Mr. Eko isn’t still interested in the role.
Wondering what Marvel heroes might be getting their own movies after The Avengers? Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been naming names, and it’s not just Runaways and Ant-Man…