Thursday, August 18, 2022

‘Black Panther’ Fans Hoping for ‘Civil War’ Link with Marvel’s 2020 Sequel

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*The much-anticipated sequel to “Black Panther” will hit the big screen on May 6, 2022.

Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige and director Ryan Coogler remain tight-lipped on the details, but what we do know is most of the original cast is expected to return.

2018’s “Black Panther” starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular character, as well as Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Latitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker, and Sterling K. Brown.

The film earned over a billion dollars at the global box office, and nabbed three Oscars for Best Original Music Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.

“We’re really hard at work on it trying to give you something special,” Coogler said of the sequel in August at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. “We’re gonna take our time; we want it to be right.”

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While there is a lot of secrecy surrounding the project, fans are already weighing in on one important detail about Black Panther… his costume.

Via cheatsheet.com:

Recently, a group of Reddit users discussed the costumes for Black Panther 2, and how they would much prefer that Black Panther’s original costume from Captain America: Civil War (the character’s first film appearance) be utilized for the sequel. They stated that it had a much more “stealthy” look than the costume used for the Black Panther film.

The original poster also expressed the desire to see T’Challa wear his father’s golden suit. Other users were quick to respond, stating that it is likely that the character will get an entirely new costume, but that it might be more “accurate” to the comic books.

Fans are also hoping Marvel links the “Black Panther” story to the X-Men universe.

We previously reported, acclaimed director Terry Gillium recently slammed the filmmakers for making Black kids believe in African-fantasy “bullsh*t”.

“I hated Black Panther. It makes me crazy. It gives young black kids the idea that this is something to believe in. Bullshit. It’s utter bullshit,” Gillium said in an interview with IndieWire. “I think the people who made it have never been to Africa. They went and got some stylist for some African pattern fabrics and things. But I just I hated that movie, partly because the media were going on about the importance of bullsh*t.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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