Granderson: We need a ‘Black Panther’ sequel now more than ever’
The only time ‘Black Panther’ has been a hit was when it was paired with Marvel’s Civil War. The superhero movie sequel is, however, back in the discussion list because it is in development.
In an interview with Variety, Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige shared that he is a fan of the film and believes the current success of the film is due to the studio’s decision to release the film as a two-issue miniseries.
“My favorite ‘Black Panther’ moment is the film and when they released it as a miniseries,” Feige said. “I was a fan of it. I think the success of it from the film and from being a part of the process, so I got to see the ‘Black Panther’ mini-series. I love being part of that.”
“It was a very important moment for Marvel,” he added.
“It is a real moment where we can go back to look at this now more than ever,” he added.
In the book, which will introduce a new protagonist in T’Challa who is a direct descendant of the king of Wakanda, there is no clear explanation of how the story of the events depicted in Black Panther came to be. But in a new interview with Variety, author Ta-Nehisi Coates has revealed that the story is inspired by the work of photographer and curator, Andrei Tarkovsky, who was a great influence for the novel. The book is due to be released on Oct. 6.
“The film is not so interesting in its storytelling,” Coates said. “It is a beautiful thing to look at and I’m not sure that’s what I want to do with the sequel. Black Panther is a big part of a whole story, and I’m interested in exploring that, so I think I need to write that part of it first, because I’m interested in how that became a part of my story.”
He added that while he wanted to tell the story right away, the time that passed was very hard for him.
“It was really hard work,” he said. “It was really hard work. I spent five years doing the research and