Black Panther Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is making the leap from one massive Disney franchise to another. The Rogue One star has just signed on for Black Panther, Marvel’s upcoming superhero pic starring Chadwick Boseman as the Wakandan prince T’Challa. Also just added are Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Florence Kasumba (Captain America: Civil War).

Michael B. JordanLupita Nyong’oDanai Gurira, and Winston Duke also star, and Ryan Coogler (Creed) directs.  Read More »

Black Panther Plot Details

Black Panther will start production in January. However, all we know for sure is that Creed director Ryan Coogler will be at the helm with Chadwick Boseman as the title superhero, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as the head of the Dora Milaje (a security force that protects the King of Wakanda), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia (one of the members of the Dora Milaje), and Michael B. Jordan as villain Erik Killmonger. But that changes today as one of those co-stars revealed some plot details.

While participating in some quick interviews at Comic-Con this past weekend, Lupita Nyong’o let slip some basic Black Panther plot details, including a revelation that the film has two villains. Get the details after the jump. Read More »

ryan coogler black panther

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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Creed - Michael B. Jordan

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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Feige

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 ManCivil 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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Black Panther origin story

While a lot of the early reactions to Captain America: Civil War praised the new depiction of Spider-Man, that doesn’t mean Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) isn’t every bit as entertaining as the web slinger. Marvel should have no problem getting unfamiliar audiences invested in this character.

Below, Marvel studio president Kevin Feige tells us a bit about the upcoming Black Panther standalone film, which is being helmed by Ryan Coogler, and explains why it doesn’t necessarily have to be the Black Panther origin story.

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creed 2 director

It may have been almost entirely snubbed at the Oscar nominations, but Creed is still a miracle of a movie and one the best entires in the entire Rocky series. And while Michael B. Jordan provides fresh blood and Sylvester Stallone supplies plenty of old soul, the film really works because of director Ryan Coogler. His stylish, intimate direction is a shot of adrenaline for a 40-year old franchise, leaving the door open for, yes, a sequel. Or even an entire new series of films.

Unfortunately, some super-sized commitments may keep Coogler from committing to the next chapter of the Adonis Creed saga.

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black panther director

After months of rumors and false alarms, Marvel Studios has finally locked down their director for the upcoming Black Panther movie and it’s exactly who you thought it was going to be. Creed and Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler has officially signed on the dotted line and will be lending his talents to the Marvel Cinematic Universe soon enough.

You can say this much already: Marvel didn’t skimp out on hiring a seriously skilled filmmaker to be their Black Panther director.

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CREED

Creed just crossed the $100 million mark domestically at the box office. By this point, following the glowing reviews and the tremendous audience response, it’s fair to say director Ryan Coogler hit this sequel/spinoff out of the park. The film left you excited to see more of Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), and Bianca (Tessa Thompson) taking on more personal and physical challenges.

Following the success of Creed, it’s been confirmed we will see a sequel, but it’s only a matter of when. Find out more about the Creed sequel after the jump.

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Creed Long Shot

I don’t know a single person who doesn’t love Creed. Director Ryan Coogler‘s (Fruitvale Station) sequel is already a beloved success, which might lead to more sequels and possibly awards nominations (and another big project for the director). One of the film’s most talked about scenes features Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) in his first professional boxing match, depicted in one seamless long take, and now the director himself explains how they pulled it off.

Watch Ryan Coogler break down the Creed long shot after the jump.

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