Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Marvel Pouncing On "Black Panther"

Stan Lee, co-creator of hundreds of Marvel Comics characters said the one superhero most deserving of a live-action big screen treatment is "Black Panther", that will star Chadwick Boseman, with Marvel Studios setting a release date of November 3, 2017:

"Black Panther" created by Lee and illustrator Jack Kirby, debuted in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966), as the first black superhero in mainstream American comic books. 

The "Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther" DVD release,   based on the variant Marvel Comics series by writer Reginald Hudlin and illustrator John Romita Jr., stars Djimon Hounsou as 'Black Panther', Jill Scott as 'Storm', Kerry Washington as 'Princess Shuri', Alfre Woodard as 'Dondi Reese'/'Queen Mother' and Carl Lumbly as 'Uncle S'Yan' : 

"...Deep in the heart of Africa lies 'Wakanda', an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. 

"The latest in this famed line is young 'King T'Challa', the great hero known worldwide as the 'Black Panther'.  Now, outsiders once again threaten to invade and plunder Wakanda. 

"Leading this brutal assault is 'Klaw' (seen in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'), a deadly assassin with the blood of T'Challa's murdered father on his hands, who brings with him a strong army of super-powered mercenaries.

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