While recent mutants and supervillains have failed to impress fans, there is a new superhero in the horizon who has taken the entertainment world by storm. He is none other than Marvel’s Black Panther. Following the growing fame and fan base of Black Panther, Marvel and Disney are ready to release a high-budget superhero movie set in Africa. Writer Joe Robert Cole has dropped some major hints on the plot of the Black Panther movie.
Cole quoted: “Our standalone movie will begin shortly after Civil War ends. So we’ll be able to see him mourning and starting to take command as king of his own nation. Lots of things are going to occur with regards to that. The country will be under threat from inside and out, so we’ll learn what Wakanda is, that nation, as the most technologically advanced nation on the planet. Also, as Wakanda’s rise to prominence happens, it will affect the MCU moving forward, which is really exciting.”
According to Cole (via SlashFilm), the Black Panther movie will portray Africa’s diversity. Known as the Dark Continent, Africa houses many countries. Unexplored and unknown, each of these countries has different histories, mythologies and cultures. The Black Panther movie plot ‘tried to hone in on some of the histories, some of the cultural influences’. The story tries to incorporate the gist along with a touch of technology. It can be considered as a new way of describing the uniqueness and versatility of Wakanda and ‘the different parts of the country and the culture of the country as well’.
Earlier, actor Lupita Nyong’o also handed over a number of details about the Black Panther movie plot and villain. In her words: “The story is that Black Panther’s leadership is being threatened by two foes that come together, and so Black Panther gets the help of the CIA and the Dora Milajei to try to defeat the enemy.”
In Captain America: Civil War, the debut character of Black Panther (played by Chadwick Boseman) not only stole the show but also managed to garner a swathe of international fans.
Director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan from Creed have teamed up with Lupita Nyong’o for the project. There are rumors that 90 percent of the cast includes black stars as the plot revolves around Wakanda and its natives.
Black Panther movie is coming to Australian theaters on July 7, 2018.