Marvel Studios has released a new video where it is investigated in the origin in the Black Panther comics for the upcoming release of Black Panther.
In the video, Kevin Feige and Stan Lee talk about why it’s important to get the character out of the Marvel Comics pages to give him his own franchise under the umbrella of Marvel Studios.
Feige: One of the things that was very satisfying about Civil War, of course, was the Black Panther. People came out of the movie saying, ‘I want to know more about the character.’ Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the Black Panther in the early 60s and has been in the Marvel comics for 50 more years.
Lee talks about how the inspiration came for the character wanting to do something different from what was already established at that time, and why Kirby and he created the Wakanda King.
It’s an interesting character that’s going to be a different thing for the on-screen audience. I could not see Black Panther living in an alley in New York.
Actor Chadwick Boseman , who plays the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, talked about how Black Panther could be a superhero in a movie with a lot of action, but T’Challa is still a man of peace.
He has to take care of an entire nation. That is a responsibility that other superheroes do not have commonly. People can see a different superhero, with a different point of view.
In the words of Ryan Coogler, the director:
I am super excited for an African king who is also strong, fast and ready to do some of the things that T’Challa is going to do in this script.