With some sense of normalcy on the horizon following a year of shuttered theaters and quarantining, Marvel Studios has stepped back into the spotlight with some big announcements. Along with the first footage from Eternals, the eagerly awaited cosmic comic book movie, Marvel has also announced the official titles for the upcoming Black Panther and Captain Marvel sequels, and they should get fans very excited. Read More »
After the state of Georgia recently passed restrictive new voting laws that have stirred up controversy, Atlanta-based companies like Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines have spoken out against the legislation. On the show business side of things, Antoine Fuqua and Will Smith pulled their production of the runaway slave drama Emancipation from the state. But it sounds like Disney and Marvel Studios won’t be following suit.
Black Panther II director Ryan Coogler wrote a statement announcing that the Marvel Studios sequel will still be shooting in Atlanta, following in the footsteps of many Marvel Cinematic Universe productions over the years. Though the director vehemently opposes the controversial voting legislation, he explained why the production won’t be moving out of Georgia to take a stand against the law. Read More »
Chadwick Boseman‘s death last summer caught almost everyone off-guard as the actor had kept his colon cancer diagnosis private. And Ryan Coogler, who directed Boseman in Black Panther, was one of the many people surprised by Boseman’s death, as he had already been working on the script for Black Panther 2 for Boseman to star in. Following Boseman’s passing, there was some question as to how the film series could even continue. Eventually, everyone decided to move forward with altered plans – Black Panther 2 would happen, but rather than recast Boseman’s now-iconic role of T’Challa, Coogler would re-work his script. In a recent interview, Coogler adds that moving forward would’ve been exactly what Boseman would’ve wanted.
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Marvel has no shortage of charming guys in suits, and Martin Freeman‘s CIA agent Everett K. Ross was one of those, popping up in Captain America: Civil War before becoming an unexpected part of the Black Panther ensemble. So it was easy to expect that he would return for Black Panther 2 — a return that Freeman himself previously confirmed.
But then Chadwick Boseman‘s death dealt a blow to both the world and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How would Black Panther 2 move on without Boseman? Would the film be the same as the one that director Ryan Coogler had been planning for the past few years? As far as we know, it will at least have the same cast, and can count on one more returning cast member in Freeman, who once again confirmed his commitment to the sequel.
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Chadwick Boseman‘s death last summer was shocking and devastating to many people, and the tragedy is further underscored when you watch him deliver arguably the best performance of his career in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final film. Boseman was an actor in his prime, and he no doubt had many more great performances to deliver – performances we’ll now never see. One future role for the actor was going to be Black Panther 2, and in the wake of his death, it was announced that Boseman’s lead role of T’Challa would not be recast. Writer-director Ryan Coogler was already at work on Black Panther 2 when Boseman died, which means he’s had to go back and rework his script. In a recent interview, Coogler opened up about the difficulty of Boseman’s loss.
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The Marvel Studios schedule was shaken up in a major way when the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit, forcing theatrical releases like Black Widow into the next year, and reshuffling the release dates of highly anticipated Disney+ series like WandaVision, Loki, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But as we near the debut of the first Marvel project in a long time – WandaVision on Disney+ – Marvel chief Kevin Feige unveiled the plans for upcoming Marvel movies as theaters and major markets remain closed amid the pandemic.
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Last night, The Walt Disney Company performed a show of strength unlike anything we’ve seen outside of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con by unleashing details and plans for new entries in several of its biggest franchises, including properties from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation. Since a number of movies received slight schedule adjustments, here is a comprehensive look at the confirmed release dates for a ton of film and streaming projects that fans are excited to see. Read More »
During Disney’s investor presentation, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige revealed that Black Panther 2 (or Black Panther II, as a title card on screen indicated) will not recast T’Challa, the character played by the late Chadwick Boseman. Read Feige’s full quote below. Read More »
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In the wake of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman‘s surprising and tragic death, we assumed that Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler would put the planned Black Panther 2 on the back burner while they grieved and figured out the best way to move forward with the sequel to the billion dollar hit.
But apparently they’ve already figured things out – or at least to such a degree that a production start date has already been set. A new report says that Black Panther 2 will begin filming in July 2021, just four months after its initial planned production start. And not only that, but the movie has also found an actor to play one of its villains.
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What happens when an unstoppable pandemic meets an unmovable movie franchise? Well, first that unmovable movie franchise promptly moves. And then Disney sets new dates for the next slate of films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, working under the assumption that time is on their side.
Several weeks after Marvel Studios’ Black Widow was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the powerhouse studio has shuffled its slate. The first solo adventure starring Scarlett Johansson’s super-spy will now open later this year, triggering a domino effect that sees the entire new phase of movies, including The Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Captain Marvel 2 shuffled around the schedule.
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