With studio space already confirmed in the UK, this news is very suspicious indeed.
Could Black Panther's first big-screen appearance come courtesy of Joss Whedon?
Is this the future King of Wakanda?
We've been hearing buzz of a Black Panther movie for a while, and now it seems Marvel has already had at least one meeting with a potential actor for a role in the project. So what'd he have to say about his secret meeting with Marvel?
We know that sequels to Thor, Captain America and Iron Man 2 are on the way from Marvel, but they've got at least two other films in the pipeline that they're not willing to tell us about yet. Now, word is that one of those films will star Marvel's legendary African superhero. Is Black Panther headed to theaters in 2014?
With The Avengers set to rake in enough cash to make Tony Stark jealous over the next few weeks, we know the bigwigs at Marvel are already hard at work on the inevitable Avengers 2. New movies mean new heroes, and with the vast comic book history of Earth's Mightiest Heroes to consider, there are more than a few options.
Last week, Stan Lee received the lifetime achievement award from the Visual Effects Society, presumably for all the work he's given the members of the past decade. While many of Lee's Marvel co-creations dominate this century's movies, several potentially deserving and exciting properties have amazingly yet to receive the full screen treatment.
With the recent announcement that Marvel's hired a screenwriter to get this long-gestating project back on track, we began to think about who could rule over Wakanda. Denzel Washington is too old, Djimon Hounsou's getting up there, and Wesley Snipes might still be incarcerated—who's left?
A movie based around the comic book character Black Panther is back in development by Marvel Studios. But the studio's pick to write the script comes out of left field.