Black Panther is a ‘historic opportunity’ according to the writer Joe Robert Cole.
Black Panther will be the first Marvel project for Cole, which is based on the comic book creation by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
And Cole admits that he is excited about the project and some of the themes and ideas that could be explored in the film.
Speaking to Mother Jones, Cole said: “Black Panther is a historic opportunity to be a part of something important and special, particularly at a time when African Americans are affirming their identities while dealing with vilification and dehumanization. The image of a black hero on this scale is just really exciting.
“When I was a kid, I would change superheroes’ names: Instead of James Bond, I was James Black. Instead of Batman, I was Blackman. And I have a three-year-old son. My son will be five when Black Panther comes out. That puts it all into perspective for me.”
Black Panther is set to hit the big screen in 2018 and will see Chadwick Boseman in the title role – a character that we will be introduced to later this year in Captain America: Civil War.
Ryan Coogler is in the director’s chair for his first Marvel film. Coogler has shot to fame with his work on Fruitvale Station and Creed and I cannot wait to see what he delivers with this solo film project.
Black Panther is just one of the new franchises that we are going to see hit the big screen over the next couple of years – Doctor Strange is up for this autumn.
Black Panther will be the first of three Marvel films in 2018, as Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Ant-Man and the Wasp are also set for release.
It is still not clear if we will sees characters like Black Panther and Doctor Strange make an appearance in the upcoming Avengers films.
Black Panther is released 6th July 2018.