The co-writer of the Black Panther movie, on how it ties to Captain America: Civil War and the MCU…
This story contains spoilers for Captain America: Civil War.
Having being introduced on the big screen in Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman’s take on Black Panther will next be heading to his own standalone movie. Said film is due in cinemas in February 2018, and it’s being co-penned by Joe Robert Cole, who recently worked on the excellent miniseries The People Vs O J Simpson.
Chatting to Slashfilm, he’s been talking about the character of Black Panther, and the upcoming movie. “First, I think Chadwick did a phenomenal job in Civil War in setting the tone for him being a king, for the nobility”, Cole said. “At the end, I thought his turn was fantastic and how he rose above his own vengeance. I think that was a great introduction to him. Our standalone movie will begin shortly after Civil War ends. So we’ll be able to see him mourning and him starting to take command as king of his own nation. Lots of things are going to occur within regards to that”.
We’re promised too that the rise of Wakanda will “affect the MCU moving forward”. Make of that what you will.
Joe Robert Cole was also in line to pen The Inhumans movie for Marvel, which appears to now be in limbo. Cole has played down his involvement in the film though, saying “I don’t know if Inhumans is on the slate”.