BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

BLACK PANTHER’s Chadwick Boseman Talks Wakanda’s Politics

For Black Panther, escaping politics is impossible. For a character who shares a name with one of America’s most radical racial political movements, trying to avoid the topic entirely would have been both difficult and unwise. Instead, star Chadwick Boseman has gone on record regarding the politics within the world of Wakanda. Wakanda in the Marvel Universe has always been both commentary and reflection on the real world.  The real world has seen every attempt…

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Marvel Cancels “Black Panther: World of Wakanda”

Marvel Cancels “Black Panther: World of Wakanda”

Writer Roxane Gay revealed on Twitter yesterday that her Marvel series Black Panther: World of Wakanda, has been cancelled by the publisher. The move comes only a few weeks after Marvel cancelled another Black Panther title, “Black Panther & the Crew”, after releasing only two issues.   Sadly, the series was cancelled but I hope to revisit the characters. https://t.co/7kieeBWdQy — roxane gay (@rgay) June 12, 2017   Gay was due to leave the book…

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Chadwick Boseman Talks ‘Anti-Hero’ Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman Talks ‘Anti-Hero’ Black Panther

This past Saturday, Entertainment Weekly released an interview with Chadwick Boseman where he talks about his upcoming Black Panther.  The film, directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station), focuses on Boseman’s King T’Challa of Wakanda.  T’Challa, also known as Black Panther, first appeared in the MCU in this year’s Captain America: Civil War, to widespread excitement and acclaim. In this interview, Boseman describes T’Challa as “an anti-hero, sort of.”  He goes on further clarify, “I…

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Nighthawk’s Treatment on the Subject of Racism

Nighthawk’s Treatment on the Subject of Racism

Nighthawk has a long history in the Marvel universe and not all of it is positive.  However, launching today is Ramon Villalobos and David Walker’s new crack at the Marvel “hero”.  A spin off of Squadron Supreme, Nighthawk #1 is going to follow Raymond Kane (formerly Kyle Richmond) stalking the mean streets of Chicago and finding himself questioning who’s side he’s really on. What’s more interesting though is Walker’s take on the character and how…

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Marvel Launches New BLACK PANTHER Video Series

Marvel Launches New BLACK PANTHER Video Series

  Marvel is betting big on the Black Panther, much to the delight of longtime fans. After his big-screen debut in Captain America: Civil War, the King of Wakanda’s profile has never been higher. Marvel isn’t looking to let the buzz die down, either. To supplement the launch of the new series from award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates, Marvel has begun the release of a series of videos intended to enlighten neophytes on who and what…

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Marvel Bets Big on BLACK PANTHER With New Merchandise Line

Marvel Bets Big on BLACK PANTHER With New Merchandise Line

With the release of the massive crossover film Captain America: Civil War just weeks away, Marvel Entertainment is going all-in with a huge push for Black Panther. Though much of the buzz about the upcoming film has been centered on the first appearance of a certain wall-crawling web-slinger in the MCU, one of the most exciting aspect of the film is the on-screen debut of T’Challa of Wakanda, also known as Black Panther. Marvel has…

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‘Black Panther’ lands Ryan Coogler as director

‘Black Panther’ lands Ryan Coogler as director

Marvel has finally confirmed a rumour that has been circling for a while, announcing that Ryan Coogler will helm the standalone Black Panther movie. The film, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the king of the fictional nation of Wakanda, is set to hit theaters on February 18th, 2018. Coogler first made waves in 2013 with his feature length debut, Fruitvale Station, starring Michael B. Jordan. Last year he reunited with Jordan to make the Rocky universe spin-off, Creed, telling the story of Apollo…

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Marvel Studios Separated From Marvel Entertainment

Marvel Studios Separated From Marvel Entertainment

After reported “years of frustration,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will now report directly to Disney Studio Chief Alan Horn instead of Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios often fell under the scrutinized thumb of Perlmutter, who is supposedly infamous for his extreme frugality, but this change will now see the highly profitable studio doing more under the arm of Walt Disney Studios. “Marvel Studios is taking the next logical step…

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The Sides for the Civil War Have Been Revealed

The Sides for the Civil War Have Been Revealed

Marvel has been pretty tight-lipped when it came to which Avengers would be siding with Captain America and which will be with Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War. Well the secret is out and we now know who’s on whose side thanks to some newly released concept art.   Be warned for there are major spoilers ahead.  So far it looks like Cap’s team will include Hawkeye, Falcon, Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, and Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13 while Iron Man’s…

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FRIDAY FANCAST: Marvel’s Black Panther

FRIDAY FANCAST: Marvel’s Black Panther

FRIDAY FANCAST is a regular feature where the staff here at Capeless Crusader offer up our dream actors and actresses for roles in films based on some of the best comics on the market. This installment of Friday Fancast speculates on the much-talked-about possibility of a new Phase 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) picture being one centered on the Prince of Wakanda. As more and more signs in the current MCU (on film and on…

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