Black Panther film slated for Marvel Studios' Phase 3

Marvel Comics Black PantherThis should make Fred happy…

In a recent interview, Stan Lee confirmed what had up to this point just been a rumor – The Black Panther film is slated for Marvel Studios’ Phase 3.

“The people at Marvel are spending hours trying to think ‘What’ll we do next?’ And there’s a damn good chance that they will think just what you mentioned because it would be a great idea, and little by little, everything you want to see will come along because they’re just like you,” Lee told JoBlo.com. “They’re fans of the stories and are trying to think, ‘What will the fans like to see next? What would we like to see next?’ So they’re working on Ant-Man, working on Doctor Strange; they’re working on Guardians of the Galaxy; they’re working on God knows what. Did I say the Black Panther also? They’re the ones I know about.”

Phase 1 concluded with “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Phase 2 kicked off this year with “Iron Man 3.” Other Phase 2 films scheduled are “Thor: The Dark World” in November and 2014 releases “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” building up to “Avengers 2,” which is slated for 2015. The only other announced Phase 3 film is Ant-Man with a rumored Dr. Strange movie in the works as well.

And what about that random meeting Vin Diesel mentioned he had coming up with Marvel?

  • Yes it would, wouldn’t it make you happy if the rumors of ‘Black Panther’ coming to the big screen finally became a reality. Such a great character that deserves his time to shine on the big screen, it’s been in talks to aapear on the big screen for decades now not just years. That being said i’m glad we have not got a ‘BP’ film on the big screen yet, it wasn’t the time 10-15 years ago but now it is. I wasn’t even asking for a ‘Black Panther’ film to hit the screen yet, I just wanted at least a confirmation that one would be coming soon and ‘BP’ would appear in “Avengers 2”, hopefully we’ll hear that at the SDCC in 2 weeks. On a related note I have to give ‘Stan Lee’ & ‘Steve Ditko’ their props for creating ‘Black Panther’ in the first place. He was the first black super hero created even though DC had been around for about 25 years before Marvel, it just shows how ahead of the game they we’re. That’s one reason I’ve always gravited more to Marvel than DC, because they took more chances by introducing more less traditional superheroes and characters first,Marvel has always been more socially conscious and politically challenging than DC. And the black characters in DC seem so much more watered down without much personalities to them. Don’t get me wrong, I dig DC but these are just facts I can’t look past and ignore. Oh and happy 4th of July to you my friend.

  • Black Panther has always been my favorite black superhero, but over the years I’ve really come to like Falcon and Storm as well. Before comics, my favorite was Black Vulcan on Superfriends 😉

    I’m very hopeful to see what Marvel Studios could do with him as he’s a character that doesn’t have so much definitive comic storylines that fans would be too upset with changes beyond Wakanda and the Panther heritage.

    Hope you’re having a great 4th as well man!

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