Black Panther has long been one of my favorite Marvel characters, and even though the MCU has two films (Spider-Man Homecoming and Thor Ragnarok) before T’Challa’s solo outing, there’s already a trailer ready. Wakanda and its king were first teased in Avengers: Age of Ultron with the introduction of Andy Serkis as Klaw, then Civil War served as an origin story in short for the monarch hero. The cast is amazing, the director is stellar, and this is the last MCU film before The Infinity War begins. This. Will. Be. Epic.
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and it hits theaters on February 16, 2018.
Wonder Woman‘s success with critics and at the box office is going to finally make studios look at giving heroines the lead in upcoming comic book films. A few are in the works, some have long been rumored, but who MOST deserves a solo film of their own ASAP?
And before you ask, I’ve excluded Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman as they are slated to appear together next in David Ayer’s Gotham City Sirens. Captain Marvel and Batgirl already have solo films in pre-production, Zatanna will be part of Justice League Dark, and Jessica Jones and Elektra are central figures in Marvel’s Netflix Shows. So pick your favorite, cast your vote, and we’ll come up with our site champion for Disney, FOX, or WB!
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. Memorial Day Weekend doesn’t exactly bring huge game to the theaters as we have a leaky franchise, a campy remake, and Netflix’s first terrifying shot across the bow of movie theaters. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (5/26/2017): Pirates 5, Baywatch, War Machine→
It seems pretty clear that Pirates 5 and Cars 3 aren’t going to be Disney’s next blockbusters. No, for that the Mouse House is going to have to wait for July 2nd and Spider-Man: Homecoming. This has looked like an incredible blast in every trailer including this final one that brings the focus back to the Tony/Peter relationship that managed to heal a decade worth of damage inflicted on the character by SONY in one act of Captain America: Civil War. If issue #16 of the MCU isn’t enough to get you excited on its own, Michael Giacchino leaked this bit from the scoring session for Homecoming. One of the MCU’s biggest flaws is (with one or two exceptions) memorable scores. Giacchino takes his talent for repurposing old themes and infusing them with his own style and takes Spidey’s cheesiest theme and makes it already the best character theme any MCU has. This is going to be a blast!
Sigourney Weaver has the best resume of any actress in the science fiction genre (including impressive turns in the Aliens franchise, Galaxy Quest, The Cabin in the Woods, Avatar) in addition to being one of the best dramatic and comedic actresses in Hollywood for three decades. She is THE template for a female action star for her work in Alien and Aliens, and she’s done some very covert work as a voice actor in two of Pixar’s gems (WALL-E and Finding Dory…ok, not so covert in Finding Dory). Her body of work is even more impressive than I realized when I began putting her list together and was forced to leave off things like Gorillas in the Mist or The Year of Living Dangerously that would easily make most actresses’ lists. Continue reading Sigourney Weaver’s 10 Best Movies→