July 17, 2012

I want to see a Black Panther movie.

Who wishes they were at San Diego Comic Con? Everyone? Oh good, it's not just me. Anyway, Marvel announced their movies for the next several years at the con, and they look pretty badass. New Captain America movie? Yes please! Ant Man? That will be fun! But Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito talked about the cool possibilities of a super-hero like Black Panther, and the challenges thereof.
“He has a lot of the same characteristics of a Captain America: great character, good values,” said the Marvel exec. “But it’s a little more difficult, maybe, creating [a world like Wakanda]. It’s always easier basing it here. For instance, Iron Man 3 is rooted right here in Los Angeles and New York. When you bring in other worlds, you’re always faced with those difficulties.”
Building Asgard was fine, but Wakanda is harder? Think Progress speculates that the problem wouldn't be, like, building a setting for Wakanda, but rather creating a story in which black people run a technologically advanced country that white audiences would come see. But it would be so cool! And Storm could be in it, and awesomeness could ensue... So yeah. That should happen.

This has been a not very profound post. Hope you all are having an excellent summer!

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