Black People : Could Marvel Comic becoming out with an African-American Superhero movie?

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    'Black Panther' movie in development: Could Marvel's first African American superhero finally make it to the big screen?
    by Darren Franich

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    The Black Panther doesn’t have the same name recognition as fellow Marvel superheroes Spider-Man and Wolverine, but he’s one of the most interesting characters in comic book history. Debuting in the mid-’60s, the Panther is generally credited as the first African-American superhero in mainstream comic books. (He actually predated the founding of far-left-wing ’60s group of the same name.) There’s been talk of a Black Panther movie for decades now, without any success, but it looks like Marvel is willing to try again: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios has hired documentarian Mark Bailey to draft a Black Panther screenplay.

    The Panther’s superpowers aren’t very interesting. He’s super-strong and super-agile, he occasionally sprouts claws, and his senses are all enhanced, which makes him a grab-bag mix of Daredevil, Wolverine, and BraveStarr. But the mythology around the character is fascinating. King of the (fictional) African nation Wakanda, the Panther’s long comic history is dotted with intriguingly political story arcs. The Panther’s status as an actual political force gives him a unique topical resonance lacking in, say, Ghost Rider. So even though Bailey has primarily worked on documentaries with titles like Pandemic: Facing AIDS and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, he might be the right choice for the material.

    SOURCE: http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/01/21/black-panther-movie-marvel/
     
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    Why does it have be "Black Panther"?????? :SuN045:
     
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    The only ones ticked off by the name back in the 60s when we were kids was white folks,
    who hated the Black Panther Party for Self Defense

    We went to JHS wearing Black berets Black leather jackets, shades and free Bobby Seale buttons on our jackets

    Back then we as kids were proud about anything African becuase afrocentricity was on the rise in popular Black culture and we were not just proud but excited to have a comic book reflecting our history and culture.

    Luke Cage was another Black comic book superhero
    created by Jack Kirby

    Wesley Snipes had been working on this flik about 10 years as well as planning to star in it

    but these new folks in Hollywood will probably mess it up, like they did with
    the radio show to movie "The Green Hornet"
    or like in "Thor" casting a brother as an Aryan god, inspite of all the prison movies since the past 30 years
    of Aryan nations warring against incarcerated Blacks and Latinos
     
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