Michael K. Williams Wants to Join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Panther

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We’ve been talking about a possible Black Panther movie for quite some time now, but as far as we know, there hasn’t been much movement on the project yet.  However, while discussing his upcoming release, Kill The Messenger, Michael K. Williams expressed interest in taking the role of T’Challa if the movie actually happens.

According to Marvel’s character description, Black Panther is a royal descendant of a warrior race who eats a heart-shaped herb to enhance his senses and his physical attributes.  He’s skilled in unarmed combat and uses a hybrid fighting technique that combines acrobatics with animal mimicry.  Hit the jump for more on Williams’ hope to join the MCU.

Djimon Hounsou Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Working With James Gunn, and Being Part of the Marvel Universe

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At this weekend’s press junket for the romantic comedy Baggage Claim, Collider got the opportunity to chat with actor Djimon Hounsou about his role as the wealthy and exotic businessman, Quinton Jamison, who is one of the exes that flight attendant Montana Moore (Paula Patton) decides to track down and reconnect with.  While we will run the full interview and what he had to say about working on the film closer to its September 27th release date, we did what to share what he had to say about what he’s currently shooting – the latest Marvel action-adventure epic Guardians of the Galaxy, in which he plays Korath the Pursuer.

During the interview, Hounsou talked about how important it was for him to show some diversity in a superhero movie, how fun and entertaining Marvel movies are to watch, how alive the creative process is with the film, how he feels like he’s in a different part of the galaxy when he’s on set, working on a combination of both soundstages and outdoor sets, and why he wanted to voice Black Panther for an animated series.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Kevin Feige Says Marvel Has Its Films Planned Through 2021

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When Iron Man 3 was presented at Comic-Con in the summer of 2012, it was Marvel’s first time appearing at the convention since the massive success of The Avengers.  The studio’s panel was kicked off by showing a video that highlighted Marvel’s previous appearances at the Con, going all the way back to the first Iron Man.  It acted as a nice reminder that The Avengers wasn’t some movie put together on a whim, but something that had been in the works for years and years.  To see it finally come to fruition was to see Marvel make good on its promise, and now fans are eager to see what the studio has up its sleeve in the years to come.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently commented on the studio’s future plans, and while he didn’t get into specifics, he noted that they essentially have all of their movies planned out through the year 2021.  Obviously a lot can change in the meantime, but Feige was quick to remind that the studio’s plans for 2015 were hatched all the way back in 2006.  Hit the jump to read on.


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The good news is that a number of Marvel comics properties are back in the hands of Marvel Studios and may once again be seen on screen.  The bad news is that the feature treatment ain’t happening for all of them.  Marvel’s Kevin Feige talked about a number of planned and possible superhero films coming up in the next few years, including an adaptation of the lesser-known property Inhumans.  More recognizable names – like Blade, Punisher, Ghost Rider and Daredevil – are also under Marvel’s control once again, but will have to find the right time, place and treatment to fit into the studio’s current plans.  Hit the jump for updates on the above-mentioned properties and more, including the chances of a Marvel Zombies one-off.

Is Marvel’s Mystery 2014 Film GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY? [Updated]

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Though Marvel was likely planning to unveil one or both of its “unannounced films in development” at the upcoming Comic-Con panel, it appears the cat may have been let out of the bag.  We previously learned that one of Marvel’s two in-development mystery films might be Black Panther, and now it looks like that “Untitled Marvel Film” slated for release in 2014 could be none other than Guardians of the Galaxy.  First, as a refresher, here’s Marvel’s “Phase Two” release slate as it stands now:

Hit the jump for more regarding a Guardians of the Galaxy feature film. [Update: Reports have Disney and Marvel zeroing in Guardians of the Galaxy, which would take precedence over Black Panther.  Hit the jump for more.]

Is BLACK PANTHER One of Marvel’s Unannounced Upcoming Films?

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With the release (and subsequent smashing success) of The Avengers, Marvel Studios completed “Phase One” of their feature film slate.  While the entirety of Phase Two has yet to be mapped out, we know that it definitely includes the in-production Iron Man 3, and the soon-to-begin-production Thor 2 and Captain America 2.  Marvel president Kevin Feige recently revealed that there are two unannounced films currently in development at the studio.  The Avengers 2 is a forgone conclusion, but we’ve heard rumblings of a number of other films that may or may not be close to the finish line in the development process.

Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man has had a well-publicized development and could very well be close to production, and Feige has dropped hints about Guardians of the Galaxy and The Inhumans feature films.  However, a trusted source now claims that one of those two unannounced films is Black Panther.  Hit the jump for more.

Mark Bailey to Pen BLACK PANTHER for Marvel Studios

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Marvel Studios has hired Mark Bailey to pen the script for its long-gestating Black Panther film.  While Bailey is certainly not an obvious choice, his writing background on HBO documentaries such as Pandemic: Facing AIDS and the Emmy-award-winning Ghosts of Abu Ghraib suggests that he may be capable of making a hard-hitting adaptation of the first mainstream African-American comic book hero.

In addition to Black Panther, Bailey has also adapted the Monte Reel novel The Last of the Tribe: The Epic Quest to Save a Lone Man in the Amazon for which Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) is attached to direct.  As for Black Panther, prior to this latest iteration, the film was in development at Columbia in the early 90′s with Wesley Snipes attached to star in what Heat Vision describes as an “Indiana Jones-style adventure.”  The property then spent a little time at Artisan Entertainment before reverting back to Marvel in 2005.  For those interested, you can hit the jump to check out a little more on the comic book character in question.

BLACK PANTHER Animated Series Trailer, Plus a Clip of BLUE BEETLE Live-Action Test Footage

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We’ve got a couple clips to share from non-cinematic comic projects in development.  T’Challa (aka The Black Panther) is getting a animated (er, “motion comic”) series titled Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?.  The first of twelve episodes premieres June 23 on iTunes, Xbox Live, Microsoft Zune, and the PlayStation Network, and we’ve got a trailer to prove it.

On a related note, when we posted stills from the test footage for a live-action Blue Beetle series, commenter Drew quite rightly opined that he “would need to see it in motion to fully realize it.” Well, Drew, you’re in luck: we have a short clip of just that alongside the Black Panther trailer after the jump.  (Note: readers not named Drew should also click through.)

Exclusive: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje talks G.I. JOE, BLACK PANTHER, LOST

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A few hours ago I was standing on the red carpet in front of the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood. I was there to cover a special screening of “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”. While it wasn’t an official premiere, it felt like one, as there were press everywhere and thousands of screaming fans.

Anyway, I managed to get tons of video interviews and the one you’re about to watch is with Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. During the interview, Adewale talks about playing Heavy Duty in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, his desire to play Black Panther, and I ask if he’d be willing to do an episode of “Lost” in its final season. Watch what he said after the jump:

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