Black Panther, who made his first big screen appearance in Captain America: Civil War, is now getting his own stand-alone film this February. Recently, the director of the highly anticipated film, Ryan Coogler, discussed the possibility of the superhero king crossing over with other iconic black Marvel characters such as Blade and Luke Cage.
Here’s what Coogler had to say:
“Oh man, I don’t control that stuff. I know that stuff’s all complicated…but I think it would be awesome,” says the Black Panther director. “I love those characters. I loved Wesley. I remember going to see those Blade movies and just being proud. Not only were they great movies, but they really showed that comic books movies could exist. It kind of paved thee way for the work we’re doing now. And what [Luke Cage Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker] is doing with Netflix is just incredible, putting African-American culture on the screen like that. And seeing people react to it that aren’t from that culture…it’s just universal.”
Unfortunately, it looks as if those crossovers probably won’t happen anytime soon, although it’s still a possibility. It would certainly be something fans would love to see happen.
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a 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.
Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th, 2018. Click here to get your tickets!