Following a star making performance from Chadwick Boseman in Captain America: Civil War, pretty much every Marvel movie fan out there is now counting down the days until the release of Black Panther in 2018. Some very impressive recent casting additions have helped with that too, of course, while Creed helmer Ryan Coogler directing the pic is easily one of the movie’s biggest draws.
Talking in a recent interview, Coogler was asked about working on a Marvel Studios movie and shed some light on how he’s approaching Black Panther.
“It’s a specific challenge. What Marvel’s doing, and what you see a lot of studios doing now that Marvel has done it so successfully, is making content that exists in a particular universe, where the characters tie in and crossover, and I think that’s a great creative challenge to me—to make this movie as personal as possible. It’s going to be my most personal movie to date, which is crazy to say, but it’s completely the case. I’m obsessed with this character and this story right now, and I think it’s going to be very unique and still fit into the overall narrative that they’re establishing.”
When you think back to the likes of Fruitvale Station and Creed, it’s genuinely quite surprising that Coogler would consider Black Panther to be his most personal movie to date. However, that’s no bad thing, and when you look at some of the unconventional choices made by the Russos in Civil War, the director breaking the mold here by doing something different is certainly encouraging to hear.
Based on what we know so far, it’s going to be exciting to watch Black Panther come together over the next few months, especially as this is one MCU film that we’ve got pretty high hopes for.
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