Batman Begins Tumbler Golf Cart

Which Orange is the New Black star is interested in playing Batgirl? Do you need a Batman Begins golf cart? Which comic was Joss Whedon interested in adapting before he left Batgirl? Will the Skrulls be introduced in X-Men: Dark Phoenix before they appear in Captain Marvel? What is the Black Panther box office total up to now? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Krypton

How does Iris West end up with speed powers in a new episode of The Flash? Want to see the best preview of Krypton yet? Who is returning to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in the third season finale? Is the final Infinity Stone hidden in Wakanda? What were some of the first reactions after a test screening of Aquaman? Want to see Zachary Levi‘s new Shazam hairstyle? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Black Panther MCU

We’ve written at length about how Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is a cinematic force to be reckoned with. It’s a full-fledged box office juggernaut, an inspiring cultural touchstone, and a damn good movie to boot. It also introduces some significant new aspects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and by the time the film ends, the world will never be the same.

Let’s explore the Black Panther MCU impact and what the movie means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – both from a business perspective and in terms of its narrative storytelling. Read More »

The Shape of Water Score - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about the work that went into creating the score of the Best Picture nominated The Shape of Water. Plus, check out a fanmade parody trailer for Lone Starr: A Spaceballs Story, and watch an extensive Black Panther discussion with director Ryan Coogler and the key cast members. Read More »

Marvel Fresh Start

What was the alternate ending for Black Panther? What is this “Fresh Start” that Marvel Comics is kicking off this year? Why didn’t Ruth Wilson take a Marvel Cinematic Universe role that she was being considered for? What villains does Jon Bernthal want to show up in The Punisher‘s new season? When can we expect the first look at Shazam? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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black women of black panther

T’Challa has the responsibility to protect his nation as the Black Panther, but protecting right alongside him are the members of the Dora Milaje – the elite, all-female warrior group of Wakanda. Known as “the adored ones,” the Dora have a focused duty to watch over their king and they take that task very seriously.

The Dora serve as the muscle of Wakanda in the comics and there are similar parallels to Black Panther (the film) and its talent behind the talent. As director Ryan Coogler assumed the role as the leader of the production, his own Dora Milaje provided extraordinary skills that brought the film to life. It’s time to celebrate some of these women for their art and give a lesson on their work achievements. These are the women of color who helped bring Black Panther to life.

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Ryan Coogler Letter

Black Panther is a box office behemoth. In its four-day opening weekend, Black Panther shattered box office records, taking in $242 million domestically and $427 million worldwide. That’s the highest opening of all time for a film in February. That’s the fifth-highest opening for a film ever.

People are coming out in droves to see the newest Marvel Studios film — not simply because it’s the studio’s first solo black superhero film, but because it’s that damn good. And while the filmmakers could easily get swollen egos from the critical acclaim and box office success, director Ryan Coogler is humbly thanking the people who made this possible: the fans.

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donald glover black panther

If there was ever a movie that perfectly embodied Black Excellence, it’s Black Panther. From visionary director Ryan Coogler to the insanely talented cast to the diverse crew to even the invisible hands that helped create the box office smash, the film is a landmark moment for blockbuster filmmaking.

And now we know that one of those invisible hands belong to Donald Glover, the creator and star of FX’s excellent Atlanta and our new Lando Calrissian.

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Deadpool 2 Make a Wish Kid

Who is going to play Elasti-Girl on DC’s upcoming Titans series? Who is the new vice president of production at DC Films? How is Twitter handling the fake reports of Black Panther theater attacks? When is The Joker origin story starring Joaquin Phoenix supposed to start filming? Which Guardians of the Galaxy character makes a cameo in a Thor: Ragnarok deleted scene? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

black panther

On the February 20, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson, and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including The Push trailer, It: Chapter Two casting, and Black Panther’s insane box office success. And in our feature presentation, we talk about how Black Panther might affect the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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