Ryan Coogler rightfully earned loads of praise for directing and co-writing Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, but his co-writer on that film, Joe Robert Cole, sort of fell by the wayside in a lot of the discussions about that movie. Now Cole is putting a new film entirely on his own shoulders: he’s written and directed a generational drama for Netflix called All Day and a Night, and its trailer has just arrived. Check out Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) as a father and son seemingly trapped in a cycle of violence below. Read More »
Remember the Call of Duty movie? It’s based on the Activision video game franchise of the same name, which focuses on a team of soldiers completing missions in the dangerous battlefield of war. No, of course you don’t remember it, because the Call of Duty movie hasn’t been released yet. In fact, the movie doesn’t even have a cast or distributor yet. But that’s not stopping Activision from developing a sequel already. Nothing like putting the cart before the horse for the sake of efficiency. Read More »
Killmonger was one of the greatest, most nuanced villains to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so it’s sad to know that he won’t return. But there’s one good thing to come out of Michael B. Jordan‘s tour-de-force performance in Black Panther: he’s not lacking for work.
Jordan has been signing up for project after project, so we can count on seeing his talented face on the big and small screen for the foreseeable future. And his latest project is a doozy: Jordan will reunite with his Black Panther co-writer Joe Robert Cole in Netflix’s adaptation of Failsafe.
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When Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige announced Avengers: Infinity War, it was positioned as a two-film epic crossover event that would be the culmination of everything Marvel had planned up to that point. So with both films about to start shooting concurrently, I thought it might be fun to take a look at all the characters confirmed or rumored to be part of Avengers: Infinity War, and theorize how they may play into this story.
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In light of its 14 Emmy nominations, FX had a second Television Critics Association panel for The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story after introducing the show in January. Among the panelists were Joe Robert Cole, a screenwriter who wrote pivotal episodes five and eight, chronicling the jurors’ visit to the crime scene and their epic sequestration.
After the panel, FX had a cocktail reception with its talent and we got to speak with Cole one-on-one. Cole is currently at work on the Black Panther film screenplay with co-writer/director Ryan Coogler. Cole shared in-depth details about his O.J. Simpson juror research and was open to discussing his approach to Black Panther. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Joe Robert Cole was a writer on the FX miniseries The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. He’s currently writing the Black Panther standalone film with director Ryan Coogler, and we recently had a chance to speak with Cole about the movie at cocktail party for FX.
Black Panther lead T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) first appeared in the film Captain America: Civil War as the heir to the Wakandan throne after his father was assassinated. Cole explained when the Black Panther movie picks up, where it goes after that, and how they’re developing the MCU version of Wakanda. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
The second half of Marvel’s Phase Three is starting to come into clearer focus. Black Panther is reportedly closing in on Joe Robert Cole to write the script, with Chadwick Boseman already on board to star as the Wakandan superhero. Learn more about the Black Panther writer after the jump. Read More »
Marvel Studios is growing ever-more confident. Once, Guardians of the Galaxy was seen as a risky move. The success of that film proved that the combination of smart casting and Marvel’s marketing machine can overcome the big hurdle of audience unfamiliarity. So how weird can Marvel’s character stable get? The next test may be The Inhumans. Rumors have flown for some time, of development of a film based on the strange characters. Vin Diesel just teased the possibility of the movie, and now there’s a report that Marvel has an Inhumans script in hand. Read More »