Earlier today, a video released by BlackTree TV showed Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige being interviewed for the upcoming Marvel film, Thor: Dark World. In the short video, Feige is asked about the possibility of a Loki movie, as well as the introduction of Black Panther. Marvel Studios’ movie plans are asked about all the time, which is probably both flattering and annoying. I am always excited to see what Marvel has in store, since the Marvel Studios universe seems so tight and well managed. I believe “The Marvel Way” should be used as the shining example that DC, Fox, and Sony follow when introducing, rebooting, and making sequels to their existing franchises. But I digress. Half the fun is waiting.
A Black Panther movie could be awesome. I haven’t read his books specifically, but when he comes into whatever storyline I am currently reading, he is often a game changer. Not to mention the comic book community is always looking for a more diverse lineup of mainstream heroes (Blade comes to mind from the years past). Many people feel James Rhodes got short changed in the Iron Man films. Not wearing the armor in the first, being controlled by the bad guy for half his appearance in the following sequels, and still needing to be saved by Tony to some degree in the end.
Blank Panther, however, is the king of Wakanda, former husband to the mutant Storm, and one of the worlds greatest super heroes. I feel a Black Panther flick would add a nice change of pace from the US-centric films the current Avengers line-up has to offer (Sure Thor isn’t from America, and the actor is Australian, but he lands on Earth in Anytown, USA and falls in love with Girl-next-door actress Natalie Portman).
What do you think? Who do you want to see come to life? Who do you think should stay on paper?