Black Panther is Back in Development at Marvel Studios


The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Black Panther is back in development at Marvel Studios.

According to the article, Marvel has hired Mark Bailey, a documentary film maker, to draft the script, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige has been attached to produce.

This is actually the second attempt to adapt the property, which was previously picked up by Columbia during the early 1990s, and was set to star Wesley Snipes as the protagonist. The property was then transferred to Artisan, who were bought by Lionsgate in 2003. Marvel then reacquired the rights to the property in 2005 when it absorbed a host of character licenses from Lionsgate

The Black Panther (real name, T’Challa) was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, he first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He was the first black superhero in mainstream American comics, debuting several years before such early African American superheroes as Marvel’s Luke Cage, the Falcon, Storm and Blade; and DC Comics’ Tyroc, Black Lightning and John Stewart.

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