Black Panther is a true landmark film. One of the most impressive aspects of it is how everyone associated with it seems so genuinely excited to be a part of it. On Sunday, I was able to participate in a round table interview session with Black Panther’s Executive Producer Nate Moore and Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter.
Moore doesn’t have the most extensive resume at Marvel Studios, but he’s been the EP for the three best films in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War and now Black Panther. That’s an amazing track record.
It’s not possible not to have seen any of Carter’s work. She’s done the costuming for Selma, Malcolm X, Amistad, Do The Right Thing, Marshall, Old Boy, Black Dynamite, Serenity, I Spy, Baby Boy, Shaft, Love & Basketball and The Five Heartbeats. That’s just a fraction of her amazing career. You’ve seen the clips, but seeing the costumes during Black Panther is an experience onto itself.
Here are some of Carter’s Black Panther designs:
Roundtables always move faster than Quicksilver — note the appropriate use of the Marvel speedster and not The Flash — but I could have talked with Nate and Ruth for hours. They were so enthusiastic about Black Panther and it was great hearing their insights and thought processes for the film.