In anticipation and promotion for Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film, Black Panther, the Disney-owned studio recently hosted a press junket. While appearing at the event, the director of the film, Ryan Coogler, discussed why Donald and Stephen Glover were thanked during the end credits of Black Panther.
Check out what Ryan Coogler’s comments below:
“Donald and Stephen actually came in and gave me notes on the draft,” Coogler says. “They took a day—they were really busy, but they took a day and read the draft right before we started shooting. They had some cool insight.” He adds that the Glovers didn’t make any specific changes to the story, but they did help develop the character of Shuri (Letitia Wright) and her onscreen relationship with her brother T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a.k.a. the Black Panther himself. “We were looking for ways to highlight a few more character things,” Coogler adds. “Specifically for Shuri, the way she pokes at her brother. Donald’s one of the funniest people that I know, so he had some interesting ideas [for that]. And Stephen’s crazy talented as well.”
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king -and Black Panther- is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.