Start production on a stand-alone "Black Panther" film
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The character, Black Panther, debuted in 1966 as the first mainstream black superhero, and has been a member of The Avengers since 1968. Many Marvel movie fans have been campaigning for Black Panther to join the Marvel Movie Universe (MMU), with MANY fans having him as one of their top picks for characters they want to see in Avengers 2. However, a film has not been developed.
A Black Panther project is something that Marvel (and other studios) have been trying to get off the ground for many years, but the preverbal ball has been dropped several times. Wesley Snipes was once attached to a Black Panther film Columbia Pictures was developing in the ’90s; more recently, writer Mark Bailey was hired to pen a Black Panther screenplay for Marvel Studios, while Marvel Animation launched a cartoon version of the character – though that came and went so fast, few people likely know it exists. Currently, The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes cartoon has him on as a regular member.
Marvel was one of the few comic book houses that were slowly pushing diverse characters into the mainstream. In keeping with that tradition, it is only right that this film be made. T'challa is not a weak side character. He is the ruler of one of the most richest and powerful countries in the Marvel Universe. His countries main mineral is the substance vibranium, which is mentioned throughout other franchises. T'challa himself can intellectually and physically challenge most if not all of the members of the Avengers, yet he still can't get a film? As fans we DEMAD that Marvel stop delaying this wonderful character his time on film and start production of a Black Panther film immediately.
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