Contrary to the belief of some idiots on social media, Marvel’s Black Panther has nothing to do with the Black Panther Party. The first appearance of the Black Panther character in a comic book was in July of 1966, roughly five months before Bobby Seale and Huey Newton founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. That doesn’t mean Marvel’s Black Panther character and the Black Panther Party didn’t hold some of the same beliefs; hell, T’Challa has a history of kicking white supremacist ass. Still, let’s get this straight: what Ryan Coogler and company are bringing to the silver screen with Black Panther isn’t a reimagining of the Black Panther Party.
Just days before the film opens wide to all of
black America, Marvel released the family tree of T’Challa, also known as the Black Panther, for all the world to see.
The boats are coming for Disney’s movies, ready to evacuate them from Netflix’s disputed shore. The studio’s deal with the streaming service expires next year; in 2019 everything that smells even faintly of mouse will move to a new redoubt. Disney and Pixar movies will supply the pipeline for a new Disney-owned streaming platform, a company rep said during an earnings announcement. (CEO Bob Iger also said he wasn’t sure if the Star Wars and Marvel movies would be on the same new service or somewhere else entirely.)
After making us wait for literally years in feverish anticipation, Marvel’s finally released the first Black Panther teaser trailer and it’s every bit as intense as you were hoping it would be.
One of the biggest surprises during the PlayStation E3 press conference last night was the announcement of a new PS4-exclusive game starring Marvel’s ultra-popular web-slinger. The crimefighter from Queens looks a lot different, though.
“I will kill him myself.” That’s the moment in Captain America: Civil War when I knew that I wasn’t going to have a problem with the Russo brothers’ approach to my favorite superhero.
Netflix has just revealed a sneaky little treat for when you’re done bingeing on Daredevil season two: a first look at Luke Cage, and the man with the unbreakable skin in action.