The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a constantly growing place. In addition to the 13 films that have already been released since 2008's Iron Man, there are seemingly endless new entries on their way to the big screen. One such movie that has been highly anticipated, especially since Captain America: Civil War came out, is Ryan Coogler's Black Panther. With a stellar cast and a fresh perspective and story, Black Panther should be a refreshing and exciting journey into another area of the world with a different point of view on the craziness that has occurred over the past eight years.
Ryan Coogler (Creed) is set to direct the upcoming superhero flick, and recently opened up to Comicbook.com regarding what will make Black Panther so different from its preceding MCU entries. He said the following:
This is certainly quite different. We've seen the majority of the Marvel movies through a small pool of characters' eyes. It's time for a different set of circumstances and consequences to help really flesh out the MCU.
T'Challa truly has a totally different perspective than any of the other Marvel heroes. The responsibility of being a King means that his decisions both in costume and out have the ability to affect an insane amount of people. This a new concept for the MCU. While the heroes kick ass and save people, their lives are largely their own. Sure, Tony could screw up his company, but the Avengers' days outside of crime fighting don't affect anyone much. And if anything were to happen to T'Challa during his Black Panther adventures, the leadership of an entire country will shift. That vibranium suit better hold up.
Black Panther isn't the only Marvel Movie that is hoping to shift the narrative a bit. Spider-Man: Homecoming's director recently spoke out regarding Peter Parker's story, and how we'll be seeing more of the common man's perspective on the MCU through Peter's eyes. There will also be an expected focus on young characters, and both Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther will more properly feature people of color, therefore helping the MCU to be be more inclusive.
Black Panther will scratch and claw its way into theaters on July 6th, 2018.
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