If I could go back in time and rewrite my top ten films of 2015 list, I would find room for Creed. Ryan Coogler‘s film may technically be a Rocky sequel, but it plays by its own rules. Repeat viewings have drove home that it is a masterpiece, a film that operates within the chronology of a beloved series while never being afraid to express a unique voice, to be its own unique beast.
So I get why people were frustrated that he signed on to direct Black Panther for Marvel Studios. I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the continuity between films can be a restraint. After Creed, I wanted to see Coogler shake off the franchise thing and do whatever he wanted to do. However, he revealed in a new interview that Black Panther is exactly what he wanted to do.
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Is T.J. Miller on board for Deadpool sequels and potential spin-offs? Why was the Gambit movie delayed? How did Baron Zemo almost look in Captain America: Civil War? What are the best superhero comic book covers of all time? What will be unique about the Black Panther cast? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Michael B. Jordan has signed on to appear in Marvel’s Black Panther, reuniting with director Ryan Coogler who worked with him on both Fruitvale Station and Creed. Find out more details about the Michael B. Jordan Black Panther casting, after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Marvel’s Black Panther is putting together a cast worthy of a king. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has entered talks to join the superhero movie being written and directed by Ryan Coogler. Chadwick Boseman will, of course, reprise his role from Captain America: Civil War as Wakandan king / cat-themed superhero T’Challa. Read More »
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Marvel Studios has come a long way since 2008’s Iron Man. At the time, who would’ve thought that box office hit would pave the way for a superhero frenzy in Hollywood? Perhaps Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige — the man that helped build the Marvel Cinematic Universe — knew. Feige’s latest offering is Captain America: Civil War, a superhero showdown pitting Team Cap and against Team Iron Man.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Civil War is a rather large ensemble story, full of familiar and new characters. Both Black Panther and Spider-Man get plenty of screentime, but more importantly, they serve a purpose in the story. We discussed these two new additions to the MCU with Feige, who also talked about the lessons he learned from the first Iron Man, Civil War‘s airport set piece, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and more.
Below, read our Kevin Feige interview. Warning: SPOILERS ahead.
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The suits that your favorite superheroes wear are iconic. From the helmet of Captain America to the cowl of Batman, these are the some of the most recognizable costumes in movie history. But because they come from the world of comic books, there’s already an influence from another artist. It’s up to the costume designers to determine which versions of a given comic book superhero or villain will influence their own designs to bring that character to the big screen, and some of them don’t make it in front of camera.
Ironhead Studios is one of the companies who creates superhero wardrobes, and the folks at Tested talked with founder Jose Fernandez about some of the work they’ve done which includes Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and non-superhero flicks like TRON Legacy. Find out more about how superhero movie costumes are made after the jump. Read More »