So rumor has it that the powers that be, in understanding that their Marvel universe needs expansion, are planning on not only getting an Ant-Man movie out (which could be cool), but there are also plans for a Black Panther film. Now before everyone goes all “this wont work in film” I’ll ask the question: why? Most of the people who’ll say this largely don’t read comics, let alone Black Panther comics, which leads me to believe, you probably just don’t think there is a place for black superheroes.
Is odd as it seems, the ONLY place where I think it would be well-received or accepted would be in the Marvel universe. Because they control the vision of their characters, important themes don’t get left by the wayside. Besides Wakanda has been alluded to in Iron Man 2, Cap’s shield is made of Vibranium, which comes from Wakanda, and before that from an alien meteor, so all of the elements are in place. Black Panther in the Avengers cartoon is almost exactly how he would play in this universe. He’s like their Batman. There sometimes, and not their others. Very mysterious and always in the shadows. I think there are a number of actors who could pull this off, but Chwietel Ejiofor seems like the best choice.
I hope that one of the secret Marvel films in the next two years is this.