Pitch for Film Adaptation: Marvel's Black Panther
Film and Music
Submitted By JDWolf
There is no doubt that the super-hero genre is one of the most popular, influential and profitable film genres in the world today. This is due, in no small part, to the rise in interest that studios have shown to these materials after the massive revival brought to the world by the “Blade” and “X-Men” films of the late 90s, and this has been all to benefit for a number of studios, including ours. Thanks to the glorious efforts given to us by the Marvel Studios productions of “The Avengers” and its preceding five films we are given a chance to continue introducing these great and classic characters to generations of the future and I believe that one that needs the most focus is a work that we've had in the cannon for a long time: “The Black Panther”. Due to the increased interest in the “Avengers” universe, over the years, bringing in new, classic characters that fit into the “Avengers” history will be easier than ever (and more than essential, knowing that Fox owns the rights to a large number of key players of the franchise) and a richly written and established character such as T’Challa is all the simpler to bring into the new Marvel film universe. Though, with the whole of materials dedicated to his story, it was a bit difficult to find one that would best lead him into the genre in the same way that Iron Man or Captain America were, but we found one: Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.’s “Black Panther”. The story is very direct in its introduction to T’Challa’s ascension to the throne of Wakanda and the primary antagonist being his own usurpers, rival neighboring nations and super-human mercenaries sets the perfect tone to what should evolve into a new edition to the advanced fantasy/sci-fi hybrid of the current Marvel film universe. By covering the core pieces of the story in the earlier stages of the film, we can limit the number of central super-villains...