ABOUT THE BLACK PANTHER…
The Black Panther is an American superhero film based on the comic on the same name. The protagonist ‘Black Panther’/T’Challa is played by Chadwick Boseman. The film is produced by Marvel Studios (representing their 18th film) and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures with the direction done by Ryan Coogler.
The film stars the following:
- Chadwick Boseman
- Michael B. Jordan
- Lupita Nyong’o
- Martin Freeman
- Danai Gurira and many more well-known actors
The plot dealt with five African tribes fighting a war over a meteorite containing the Vibranium. One of the warriors absorbs a “heart-shaped herb” into his body affected by the metal, and gains some superpowers, hence, becoming the first “Black Panther.” Later in the film, T’Challa has crowned the king of Wakanda following his father’s demise. However, he is opposed and challenged by Killmonger, played by Jordan, who wants to start his own global revolution. Some writers wanted to execute the film in the 90s, but it could not be executed.
PRODUCTION AND RESPONSE
But, in the year 2005, Marvel announced Black Panther to be among the ten official superheroes of the Marvel Universe. The movie was officially announced in October 2014, and the character made its first appearance in the Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War.
Apart from its amazing direction and screenplay, the film was critically appraised for the detail put in the costume design and for the composition of some great soundtracks. The box office collection of the film crossed the 1 billion USD mark and became the highest-grossing solo, superhero film. Its amazing reviews also beat the previous successful films of Marvel, like the Iron Man.
ARE WE LUCKY ENOUGH FOR A SEQUEL?
The makers had revealed in 2018 that they were strongly working on a good script for the sequel of Black Panther. Google did mention that he was under pressure for the same because of the huge success of the first part of the ‘soon-to-be’ franchise.
He also mentioned that he would “focus on trying to make something that has some type of meaning” for the film, hence, putting effort in the script also, rather than only the characters and basic plot. In the mid of 2019, the producer Kevin Feige announced that work on the sequel has begun, and the film is scheduled to release on 6 May 2022.