black panther changed man-ape

Early comics history is rife with uncomfortable stereotypes, and Marvel’s Black Panther — the first black superhero in American comics — was no exception. One character that aged poorly is Man-Ape, an iconic Black Panther villain who wears a suit styled like a white gorilla.

Given the massive responsibility of bringing Black Panther to the big screen, director Ryan Coogler and the film’s producers had to navigate the minefield of Man-Ape’s complicated implications, given the history of racists comparing black people to apes.

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Black Panther cast

Marvel Studios have officially begun production on Black Panther, and Disney has released a press release announcing the full cast of the upcoming 2018 superhero movie. Who has joined the Black Panther cast? Find out after the jump and read a new plot synopsis for the movie.

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Black Panther Man-Ape

Chadwick Boseman had better be sharpening his claws, because it looks like Black Panther will be up against some formidable foes when his solo film hits theaters in 2018. Marvel Studios has just cast Person of Interest actor Winston Duke as the villain M’Baku, also known as the Man-Ape. That’s in addition to previously announced baddie Erik Killmonger, who’ll be played by Michael B. JordanRead More »