Tim Story was successfully able to trick Hollywood into making a Silver Surfer movie under the pretense of a Fantastic Four sequel. It now looks like Story has thought about introducing the Black Panther in Fantastic Four 3.
“I’ve got to tell you, to get the ‘Fantastic Four’ and turn it into a franchise, the first thing I thought was, ‘Will I get the Silver Surfer’? Or someone like [the superhero] Black Panther, who was introduced in their book, get Djimon Hounsou and go do it?’ But there are so many other great villains and stories – I feel like I hit the jackpot,” Story told the LA Times (via: KungFu).
The Black Panther was the first modern Black superhero. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Fantastic Four vol. 1, #52 in July 1966. The Black Panther is entitled to the use of a heart-shaped herb that grants the person who consumes it enhanced strength, agility, and perception. Definitely not as cool as The Silver Surfer, that much is for sure. He looks like the poor man’s Batman.