It’s only gossip for now but we can but hope:
El Mayimbe at Latino Review reports that Marvel’s first standalone movie following “Captain America 2” will be none other than “Black Panther.” Screenwriter Mark Bailey was hired to write “Black Panther” in January 2011, and according to what El Mayimbe hears, “the script is fantastic.”
Scooper points to various clues in Marvel movies—a map of Wakanda here, a vein of vibranium there—as evidence a Black Panther movie might be in the works. Reminder: T’Challa, king of Wakanda and the first major superhero of color in superhero comics, is, like Luke Cage, a role beloved of every actor of color. A partial list of those whose names have been suggested:
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.