Marvel Creator Stan Lee spills some beans on one Marvel pic everyone has been subsequently talking about, the “Black Panther.” At the Salt Lake Comic-Con this weekend, the comic book mastermind was directly asked when the rumored Marvel feature would come out, and here’s what he has to say.
“Oh, I wish I knew. I love the Black Panther. I know that they’re figuring out how to do the movie. I don’t think it’s scheduled yet, but be patient, because sooner or later the Black Panther will strike,” said Stan Lee as published on Comicbook.com.
In hindsight, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has spoken of the “Black Panther” pic during a press con for “Thor: The Dark World.”
“In terms of Black Panther, it’s absolutely in development, and when you have something as rich as Wakanda and [Black Panther’s] backstory– and clearly, Vibranium’s been introduced in the universe already — I don’t know when it will be exactly but certainly we have plans to bring him to life someday,” stated Feige in the event.
The Black Panther, co-created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, was first featured in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966, becoming the first mainstream African superhero, with Falcon being comics’ first African American hero. The African king, T’Challa, hails from the fictional country of Wakanda, rich in the rare mineral vibranium, which was also the metal used to create the iconic shield of Captain America. Every Wakandan monarchs are presented with Heart-shaped Herb, which when consumed provides them enhanced strength, endurance, reflexes and heightened senses. The herb can only be digested by Wakandan Royalty and acts as a poison to those not of the royal bloodline, using this gift and his nation’s wealth and bounties to fight crime. The Panther of Wakanda joins the Avengers, becoming one of its Veteran members. He would later marry the mutant Storm.
Moreover, in an earlier Fan Expo in Canada, a podcast from Fan Bros reported that Stan Lee casually confirmed the Black Panther pic in works when asked if the Black Widow will ever be featured in her own movie.
“We haven’t made a Black Widow movie, but she’s been in some of our movies, and she will be featured more prominently as we move forward. They’re already working on Ant-Man, Dr. Strange and the Black Panther movie, and there are others I’m not allowed to talk about,” said Stan Lee as published on ComicBookMovie.com.
Excelsior! We guess True Believers will just have to wait and see how things would pan out for “Black Panther.” And that’s it for the latest scoop on the “Black Panther.” For more updates on upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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