Stan Lee Says Marvel is Working on Live-Action Black Panther Film
After years of fans hoping and spreading rumors, comic-books legend Stan Lee has confirmed that Marvel is finally working on a live-action film for Black Panther, the first black superhero in mainstream American comics!
The 91-year-old former president and chairman of Marvel Comics was speaking at the Fan Expo Canada on Friday, where he revealed the good news while addressing whether or not Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow will get her own solo movie:
“The chances are she will have her own movie because eventually all the superheroes are going to have their own movies. They are already working on Ant-Man, Doctor Strange and the Black Panther, and there are others I am not allowed to talk about.”
A movie for Black Panther aka T’Challa has long been rumored but never confirmed by anyone else at Marvel until now.
Created by Lee alongside Jack Kirby, Black Panther first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 in July 1966.
Hailing from the fictional African nation of Wakanda, of which he eventually becomes king, he traveled to New York City to join The Avengers in 1968. He was also once married to X-Men’s Storm.
So now who should play Black Panther? According to CinemaBlend, Get On Up and 42 star Chadwick Boseman “has dropped hints that he’d like to play the character on screen,” but we’ll just have to wait and see.
An animated Black Panther film hit DVD in 2011, with Djimon Honsou (Blood Diamond / Guardians of the Galaxy) as the voice of T’Challa.