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Matt McGloin

Black Panther Movie To Be Dark & Gritty


Good news for fans who prefer the DC movies over the Marvel films as Marvel's Black Panther may be right up your alley.

In a new interview (via CBM), Chadwick Boseman states the upcoming Black Panther movie will be darker and grittier, which sounds more like Christopher Nolan's Batman The Dark Knight movies, and Zack Snyder's Man of Steel and Batman Vs. Superman.

It’s funny, because on one hand, the Marvel movies that I’ve liked the most are the ones that are funny. I love Ant-Man. But for me, most of the time the darker superhero movies are the ones that I gravitate towards, that I love the most. So I’m glad that I’m not in an Ant-Man. I’m glad that the tone of [Black Panther] may be a little grittier. I just wanted to establish that from the beginning, that that’s what we were doing. That that’s what I intend to do. I feel like we’ll end up in a place that I’ve always wanted to be when I look at superhero movies. Those are the ones I like the most. It’s exciting to do that.

I feel the energy. The image itself opens people’s minds up. You can talk about it all you want, you can have it in a comic book, you can even do an animated series, but when you see real people doing it, it changes something inside of you. It’s going to be a big deal because there’s not just Black people or people of African descent that want to see it, I think everybody wants to see it. That’s the beautiful thing. I truly believe there are more people who want to see it than don’t want to see it, especially after being here.

Chadwick Boseman first appeared as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. You can watch a deleted scene with Black Panther and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.

Black Panther has a February 16, 2018 release directed by Ryan Coogler also starring Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira. It's also speculated Sebastian Stan may be appearing as Winter Soldier.